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Pupil Premium & Catch-up Funding

Pupil Premium and year 7 catch up funding

Pupil Premium funding was introduced in April 2011 to address the national priority of raising achievement and closing the achievement gap between disadvantaged students and their peers.  It is additional funding from the government to address issues of inequality by ensuring that resources to tackle disadvantage reaches the students who need it most.  Pupil Premium is allocated to schools on the basis of the number of students who have been eligible for free school meals at any time in the last 6 years or are children in local authority care (or who have left local authority care, i.e. adoption) or are children whose parents are in the Armed Forces.


It is the responsibility of each school to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent. Central Foundation Girls’ School received:
£347,458 in Pupil Premium for 2011-12 (April 2011 to August 2012)
£538,800 for 2012-13 (September 2012 to August 2013)
£808,200 for 2013-14 (September 2013 to August 2014)
£861,135 for 2014-15 (September 2014 to August 2015)
£798,490 for 2015-16 (September 2015 to August 2016)
£798,611 for 2016-2017 (September 2016 to August 2017)

£750,805 for 2017-2018 (September 2017 to August 2018)

£703,120 for 2018-2019 (September 2018 to August 2019)


The school uses this grant to provide a wide range of interventions to support and accelerate the progress of Pupil Premium students.   The impact of each intervention is tracked.

To download the school’s 2011 - 2012 Pupil Premium breakdown click here

To download the school’s 2012 - 2013 Pupil Premium breakdown click here

To download the school's 2013 - 2014 Pupil Premium breakdown click here

To download the school's 2014 - 2015 Pupil Premium breakdown click here

To download the school's 2015 - 2016 Pupil Premium breakdown click here

To download the school's 2016 - 2017 Pupil Premium breakdown click here

To download the school's 2017 - 2018 Pupil Premium breakdown click here 

To download the school's 2018 - 2019 Pupil Premium breakdown click here


Click here: Pupil Premium Case Studies 2017 

Click here: Pupil Premium Case Studies 2018

pupil premium three year trend

Pupil Premium 3-year trend 2018

Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch Up Premium Funding  2015-2016

This catch up funding is targeted at the 29 Year 7 students who are below Level 4 in English or Maths.  The funding is used to support the following:

The Year 7 Transition Group
The Year 7 Transition Group comprises 12 students.  This group is taught by a highly skilled and experienced teacher with full time teaching assistant support.  The Transition Group has its own class base within the main site.  This limits the amount of teacher and classroom changes these students have to manage in their first year at secondary.  The girls are taught  English, Maths, Science, History, Geography, RE, Social Studies and French in the Transition Group. They are also taught ICT by a specialist teacher in this small group. The girls join the rest of their cohort for all other subjects as well as for tutor time.  Transition Group teaching is highly differentiated to support the needs of all ability students through creative and engaging lessons. The teaching assistants provide individual or group support to help build student confidence further which together allows all students to make rapid and efficient progress in order to reach their full potential.
2. The Learning Lounge
An after school provision for support with English & Maths Tutoring takes place in our Learning Lounge 4 days a week after school. A good number of targeted students from Year 7 – 9 attend this provision.  Here the students are taught Catch Up English & Maths in small groups with 4 or 5 other students by undergraduates from Queen Mary’s University.   Science support will go live from January.  Additionally there is a provision for students to complete their homework with support from Sixth Form students.
3. A specialised Maths curriculum targeted specifically at students working towards level 4.
Students working below Level 4 are grouped together in a Maths set and follow the Step 1 & 2 intervention programme. It differs from the KS3 Maths curriculum offered in other sets in that the groups are delivered at specific levels, with support staff, and has a greater emphasis on misconceptions and basic skills. 
4. Key Stage 3 Learning Mentor
The Key Stage 3 Learning Mentor provides mentoring support and interventions for targeted students in Year 7.  These sessions include self-esteem, time management and organisation workshops.   The Key Stage 3 Learning Mentor currently focuses on providing academic interventions for Years 8 & 9 and will pick up target groups in Year 7 after February.

5.  Literacy Interventions
A number of Literacy interventions take place to support students working towards Level 4.  These include:
•  Sound Training
•  The Hackney Lit Project
•   Lexia Programme
•   Accelerated Reader
•   Speech and Language Interventions
•   Reading Buddy programme – Year 10 supporting Year 7 students
Additionally there are lunchtime drop-in clubs which are social in nature to support students adjusting to a new school and culture.

6.  Support for EAL students
All new students are assessed on entry. EAL students complete a rigorous assessment to assess their reading, writing, speaking and listening abilities.  Where identified EAL learners who are working towards 4 are supported through one to one and small group withdrawal classes as well as in class support.

 7.  Parent Support
A wide range of parent engagement events take place throughout the year to support parents.  These range from White British Parents' Coffee mornings to parent speaking and listening English classes to parent IT and ESOL classes.  These are all well attended.