What is the Catch-Up Premium Grant?
The government has provided £80 funding per child to support children to catch up lost learning time after school closure. Schools can choose how best to use their funding. To support schools to make the best use of this funding, the Education Endowment Foundation has published a support guide for schools with evidence-based approaches to catch up for all students.
When deciding how best to use our grant we considered, evidence from the EEF, our understanding of individual levels of engagement with remote learning and access to devices during the school closure, our school context data and our observations and assessments of the children as they arrived back in school.
What is the Pupil Premium Grant?
Publicly-funded schools in England get extra funding from the government to help them improve the attainment of their disadvantaged pupils.
Evidence shows that children from disadvantaged backgrounds:
- generally face extra challenges in reaching their potential at school
- often do not perform as well as their peers
The pupil premium grant is designed to allow schools to help disadvantaged pupils by improving their progress and the exam results they achieve.
Schools get £1,345 for every primary age pupil, who claims free school meals, or who has claimed free school meals in the last 6 years.
Schools can spend their pupil premium on pupils who do not meet the eligibility criteria but need extra support.
It’s up to school leaders to decide how to spend the pupil premium.
Click on the links below to view St Robert’s current Pupil Premium Strategy and evaluation of the previous strategy.
Use the links provided to see:
- a statement showing the way in which we used the funding during the 2018/19 academic year;
- an evaluation demonstrating the impact of this funding for the 2018/19 academic year;
- a statement showing the way in which we will be using the funding from Sept 2019 to August 2022