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Pupil Premium and Catch-Up Premium

Pupil Premium budget is additional funding given to schools to support students on Free School Meals, Looked After Children and those children whose parents serve in the Armed Forces. Schools must report how they have used the Pupil Premium and the impact it has had on pupil progress.

Reasons for the Pupil Premium:

  • Created to tackle ‘educational inequality’
  • Allocated to schools ‘in addition’ to their budget
  • Funding to tackle educational gaps caused by disadvantage, allowing schools to reach the students that need it most
  • A good education is the key to improving life chances

Schools are encouraged by the Department for Education to use the money to ‘narrow the gap’ in attainment between students in receipt of Free School Meals or those who are ‘Looked After’ as nationally there is a disparity between their attainment at GCSE and their peers.

The money is being used to help raise academic achievement as well as improve interactive and social skills.

In addition to Pupil Premium funding, the Literacy and Numeracy Catch-up Premium fund provides schools with an additional funding source. The school is given £500 for each Year 7 pupil who did not make at least expected progress in Reading and/or Maths at the end of Key Stage 2.

Please click the following to see our Pupil Premium and Catch up funding Strategy document for 2019/20 (incorporating 3-year plan) and Impact Statement from 2018/19

Please click the following to see the Ernulf Academy building Blocks support for disadvantaged pupils