Pupil Premium and 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.
PUPIL PREMIUM FUNDING
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)
PUPIL PREMIUM STRATEGY
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
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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
To download the school's 2019-2020 Pupil Premium breakdown click here
PUPIL PREMIUM THREE YEAR TREND
YEAR 7 LITERACY AND NUMERACY CATCH UP PREMIUM FUNDING 2019-2020
This catch up funding is targeted at Year 7 students who score below 100 in their English or Maths SATs. The funding is used to support the following:
1. The Learning Lounge
An after school provision for support with English & Maths Tutoring takes place in our Learning Lounge four days a week after school. A good number of targeted students from Year 7 – 9 attend this provision. Here the students are taught English, Maths and Science in small groups with 4 or 5 other students. Students are tutored by undergraduates from Queen Mary’s University. Additionally there is a provision for students to complete their homework with support from Sixth Form students.
2. 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 development of self-esteem, time management skills and organisation workshops, along with focused academic support in the core subjects English, Maths and Science.
3. Literacy Interventions
A number of Literacy interventions take place to support students which include:
- Sound Training
- Lexia Programme
- Accelerated Reader
- Speech and Language Interventions
- Reading Buddy programme – Year 10 & 12 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.
4. 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. Students identified are supported through one to one and small group withdrawal classes as well as in class support.
5. 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.