Pupil Premium and Catch Up Premium
The Pupil Premium Grant is a government initiative that has been designed to help improve the attainment of certain students. Pupil Premium money is provided for students who are currently in receipt of free school meals (FSM) or have been at any point within the past six years. In addition, those students who have been looked after for at least six months and are therefore a ‘Child Looked After‘ (CLA) are eligible for the grant.
For the academic year 2016/17 the Pupil Premium Grant has a value of £935 per eligible secondary student. In the case of a CLA additional funds are available but these are accessed and used in direct consultation with child’s local authority.
All Pupil Premium monies are used raise the attainment of the students eligible.
In addition, schools get money to boost the literacy and numeracy levels of students who have not made expected progress at primary school. This is called the Catch Up Premium. For 2016/17, this is £500 per eligible student.
If you would like to see how the Pupil Premium Grant and the Catch Up Premium Grant is being spent at Sackville please click on the link below.
If you think you might be eligible for free school meals but have not claimed them, please contact the school. Details on eligibility for free meals can be found here.