Pupil Premium and Catch Up Premium
In April 2011 the Government introduced the Pupil Premium. This additional funding was allocated to the school to spend on children from low-income families who were known to be eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) in both mainstream and non-mainstream settings and children who had been in Local Authority Care continuously for more than six months.
The Government believes that the Pupil Premium is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for Free School Meals and others by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the students who need it most.
In addition, the “Catch-Up” premium helps students who did not achieve the expected standard in reading or maths at the end of Key Stage 2, in order to help them to ‘catch up’ with their peers.
Our strategies allow us to identify and then break down any barriers to learning these students have, allowing them to go on and achieve exceptionally well at Roundwood Park School.