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Pupil Premium & other 'Catch-Up' Grants

Pupil Premium: The Facts

Pupil Premium is additional funding paid to schools in respect of their disadvantaged pupils (pupils who have been registered for free schools meals (FSM) at any point in the last six years or are looked after continuously by the local authority for more than six months or whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces ).  Schools receive this funding to support their eligible pupils and narrow the attainment gap between them and their peers.

The level of premium for secondary age pupils in 2023-24 is £1,035 per pupil.

Looked after children receive a slightly higher rate of funding called Pupil Premium Plus, which is £2,530 per pupil for 2023-24. This is to reflect the unique challenges they face at school where they often struggle to keep up with their peers.

Children who have parents in the armed forces are supported through the service child premium which for 2023-24 is £335 per pupil.

The Department for Education's fact sheet about Pupil Premium can be viewed here: 

Pupil Premium at Castle Hill

The following documents explain how Pupil Premium operates at Castle Hill High School :

Pupil Premium Policy


2023-24 Strategy

Pupil Premium Strategy 2023-24

The following document summarises the strategies we use at Castle Hill in supporting students eligible for the Pupil Premium grant.
Summary of Strategies

Our next Pupil Premium strategy review will be in July 2024. 

Recovery Premium

The recovery premium grant is part of the Government’s package of funding to support pupils whose education has been impacted by Covid. It is focused on pupil premium eligible pupils and pupils in specialist settings such as special schools, special units and pupil referral units. This is because of the additional impact of the pandemic on these students. Eligible pupils will receive an additional £552 for 2023-2024. Information on how this will be spent can be seen in the Pupil Premium Strategy. 

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