Pupil Premium, Catch Up & Recovery Premium
Find out more about how we use our dedicated grants to support pupils.
Pupil premium funding is a national initiative designed to raise attainment for all disadvantaged pupils.
We are committed to addressing the needs and supporting the progress of all our children from disadvantaged backgrounds as a priority. View our strategy to find out more details.
Catch Up & Recovery Premium
Following the pandemic, we received funding streams entitled Catch Up and Recovery.
Catch Up premium related to 2020-21, this grant enabled us to provide targeted support to identify and narrow gaps to learning.
Catch Up Strategy 2020-21 Recovery premium was introduced in September 2021. It is new one-off funding for the 2021/22 academic year. Building on the pupil premium, this funding will help schools to deliver evidence-based approaches for supporting the most disadvantaged pupils. Our recovery premium is incorporated in the Pupil Premium Strategy 2021-22 document linked above.
Sixth Form Tuition Funding
The school’s programme is aimed at assisting students, including high achieving disadvantaged students, with their academic progress during the build up to their A-level exams. Many students struggled during lockdown - both with keeping up with work and understanding the work, because of the disrupted learning. This mentoring and support programme will help students catch-up and overcome these struggles through developing plans for 'catch-up', for organising their current work (including the competing coursework demands from different subject), and for finding a suitable work/life balance, helping them achieve their full academic potential. Depending on their needs, some students will also be working on techniques for being more efficient with their independent study time and looking at a range of possible revision techniques. Students will meet their tutor for support on a regular basis (for 30 minute sessions) for as long as the students, tutor and Head of Year agree it is necessary.