Pupil Premium

What is Pupil Premium?

Pupil Premium is a fund provided by the Department for Education to enhance the education of students who are deemed to be from a disadvantaged background. It is provided for those students currently in receipt of Free School Meals, or have been, at any point over the past 6 years (FSM6). Looked After Children (CLA) and Children with Parents in the Armed Forces are also eligible to Pupil Premium Funding.


What students does it apply to?

Being eligible for a free school meal clearly has a benefit to the student, namely, a free high quality meal. This saves parents/carers over £400 per year. Another benefit to the pupil is help with the costs of school enrichment trips.We therefore strongly encourage eligible parents/carers to apply for this status. No one will know who has registered and it will not affect any other benefits being claimed. You can register your son/daughter for Free School Meals if you get any of these benefits:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit, provided you are not entitled to Working Tax Credit** and have an annual income that does not exceed £16,190
  • Working Tax Credit ‘run-on’ – the payment someone may receive for a further four weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit

Applications are made to Warwickshire County Council using the online Free School Meals Application Form (Button Below), by contacting the Free School Meals Team on 01926 742543 or at freemeals@warwickshire.gov.uk 

Catch-up Premium

The literacy and numeracy catch-up premium gives schools additional funding to support year 7 pupils who did not achieve at least the Expected Standard (Score of 100) in reading and/or mathematics at the end of Key Stage 2.

2015-2016                               £9,000
2016-2017                             £12,000
2017-2018                               £ TBC

Money is currently spent on a tuition programme for students who do not achieve level 4 (or standardised score of 100) in Maths.  The students each have an initial meeting with the one to one tutor to assess their individual needs and do a baseline assessment.  A timetable is then devised that meets the needs of the students, which ranges from intense one to one work, pair work or small group work in mathematics. In English, a specific Literacy group has been created in Year 7 to focus on accelerating students’ progress towards the expected standard. These students focus literacy and reading recovery using Accelerated Reader.  Students’ progress is monitored after each data entry and by the assessments done with the tutor.  If students have made sufficient progress (secure progress suggesting a score of 100) they may exit the tuition programme, but are still monitored throughout their time in year 7 and may come back into the scheme if their working at levels remain unchanged or decrease. Last year’s Year 7 catch-up premium money was spent in the same way and yielded the results below.

Impact of Year 7 Catch-up Premium

Catch-Up Premium Review of 2016-17 and Statement of Intentions 2017-18