The Pupil Premium is an additional allocation of funding provided for schools to use to maximise engagement and learning opportunities for some of our most vulnerable young people.
Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit. However, we will be held accountable for how we have used the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families. From September 2012 we are required to publish online information about how we have used the Premium. This will ensure that parents and others are made fully aware of the attainment of pupils covered by the Premium and the extra support they receive.
Year 7 Catch up Grant
The Year 7 catch-up premium provides additional funding to schools to accelerate the progress of identified pupils in English and Mathematics. The funding is aimed at Year 7 pupils who did not achieve the national expected standard in Key Stage 2 national curriculum tests in reading and/or mathematics.
The funding enables the school to deliver additional support, such as individual tuition or intensive support, for those pupils that most need it. At Wren Spinney Year 7 catch-up programme aims to effectively target the students with specific additional support strategies alongside integrated whole school systems designed to benefit every student. Wren Spinney received £3,000 for the year 2017-18.