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Pupil Premium and Catch Up Premium

Please download our Pupil Premium and Catch Up Premium Policy HERE.

The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011.  It was allocated to children from low income families who were known to be eligible for free school meals and for children who had been looked after continuously for more than 6 months.  Eligibility was extended to students who have been eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years (‘EVER 6 FSM’).   A premium was also introduced for children whose parents are currently serving in the Armed Forces; eligibility has now been extended to students who have parents serving in the Armed Forces at any point in the last 4 years (‘EVER 5’). 

From April 2014, schools in England can receive the pupil premium for children ‘adopted from care’ or who left care under a Special Guardianship Order (SGO) on or after 30 December 2005. Schools can also claim the pupil premium for children who left care under a Residence Order (RO) on or after 14 October 1991.

The Pupil Premium Grant for 2015 – 2016 is as follows:

Disadvantaged Student

Pupil Premium per Student

Students in Year groups 7 – 11 recorded as EVER 6 FSM

£935

Looked After Child (LAC)

£1900

Children adopted from care under the Adopted and Children Act 2002 and children who have left care under a Special Guardianship or Residence Order

£1900

Service Children

 

Students in Year Groups R to 11 recorded as EVER 4 Service Child or in receipt of a child pension from the Ministry of Defence

£300

Impact

The scrutiny of Key Stage 4 external data indicates that the school has made considerable progress between 2014 and 2015. Disadvantaged Students achieving 5A*-C including English and  Mathematics are above the National Average and the gap is 7% lower than the National Average.

The percentage of Disadvantaged Students achieving above expected progress in English is significantly above the National Average and the gap is 13% lower than the National Average.

The percentage of Disadvantaged and Non-Disadvantages students achieving above Expected Progress in Mathematics is also above the National Average and the gap is within 3% of the National Average.

Catch-Up Premium

The Year 7 Catch-Up Premium includes all Year 7 students that did not achieve at least level 4 in reading and/or mathematics at Key Stage 2 based on Key Stage 2 data.  A maximum of £500 for each student who has not achieved at least level 4 in reading and/or maths has been allocated.

 

Amersham School has the freedom to spend both premiums, which is additional to the underlying academy budget, in a way they think will best support the raising of attainment for the most vulnerable students and closing the performance gap between them and their peers.