The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities and to close the gaps between them and their peers.
Schools receive the funding for each pupil:
- registered as eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the last 6 years
- who has been in local-authority care for 1 day or more
- identified in the January school census as having left local-authority care as a result of one of the following:
- a special guardianship order
- a child arrangements order (previously known as a residence order)
- identified as being a ‘service child’ at any point in the last 6 years, this means:
- one of their parents is serving in the regular armed forces
- they have been registered as a ‘service child’ in the school census at any point in the last 6 years
- one of their parents died whilst serving in the armed forces and the pupil receives a pension under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme or the War Pensions Scheme
- pupils with a parent who is on full commitment as part of the full time reserve service are classed as service children
If you believe your child is eligible for Pupil Premium but you have not registered, you can access information on how to do so here.
Year 7 Catch Up Premium
The literacy and numeracy catch-up premium gives state-funded schools additional funding to support year 7 pupils who did not achieve the expected standard in reading or maths at the end of key stage 2 (KS2).
Catch Up Premium (COVID-19)
The government funding to support children and young people to catch up on lost learning time due to school closures includes:
- a one-off universal catch up premium for the 2020 to 2021 academic year to ensure that schools have the support they need to help all pupils make up for lost teaching time
- a National Tutoring Programme to provide additional, targeted support for those children and young people who need the most help, which includes:
◦ a schools programme for 5 to 16-year-olds
◦ a 16 to 19 tuition fund
◦ an oral language intervention programme for reception-aged children
Please see below for Catch Up Premium plan:
16 – 19 Tuition Funding
Stantonbury International School COVID-19 16-19 Tuition Fund Statement
The 16 to 19 tuition fund will be used to provide small group tuition for students aged 16 to 19 who have not yet achieved a grade 5 or above in English and/or maths. The provision will not be limited to tuition for English and maths, but will also be used to help progressing students on vocational courses where assessment may have been deferred because of lockdown. Students with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) – including those aged 19 to 24 who require additional tuition to help them catch up with their studies – will also be supported by this provision.
Tuition groups will comprise of no more than five students and the tuition sessions will be scheduled in addition to the planned programme of study hours already timetabled for the academic year 2020/21. Tuition and additional support may be delivered using a blend of online and on-campus delivery.
Examples of some of the Tuition Support on offer will include:
- GCSE exam re-sit preparation
- Functional skills assessment preparation
- Vocational deferred assessment preparation
- Vocational knowledge catch-up sessions
- Pathway course catch-up sessions
Tuition Support offered will be based on an individual needs assessment, the identification of an individual starting point, clear learning goals, expectations and outcomes.
The school is committed to ensuring the tuition fund is used in accordance with the Government’s guidance on the 16 to 19 tuition fund by:
- producing this statement setting out how the fund will be used to support the most disadvantaged students
- publishing this guidance on the College website
- recording the use of the fund, including references to individual students who receive support, the needs of those students, the number of hours of tuition delivered and retain the evidence of the tuition provided
- deliver the extra tuition and spend the allocated funds in the academic year 2020/21
- notify the Education Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) of any underspend from the Fund for it to be reclaimed