Pupil & COVID Catch Up Premium

The Pupil Premium is additional funding given to schools so that they can support their disadvantaged pupils and close the attainment gap between them and their peers.

Disadvantaged pupils are pupils that have been recorded as eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the last six years (Ever 6 FSM) or pupils in care who have been continuously looked after for more than six months by the local authority.

In June 2020 the government announced £1 billion of funding to support children and young people to catch up on missed learning caused by coronavirus (COVID19). This is especially important for the most vulnerable pupils and pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds who we know have been most affected.

Schools should use this funding for specific activities to support their pupils' education recovery in line with the curriculum expectations in the actions for schools during the coronavirus outbreak guidance.

While schools can use their funding in a way that suits their cohort and circumstances, they are expected to use this funding for specific activities which will help pupils catch up on missed learning. Schools should particularly focus on disadvantaged and vulnerable pupils as we know they have been most affected.

At FGS the pupil premium and COVID catch up premium is spent in a co-ordinated way to ensure that targeted students receive both additional support and resources. The impact of this funding has been to support and enhance our existing intervention strategies for students who would otherwise have been disadvantaged and has allowed them to experience the full range of opportunities offered.

The Strategic Leadership Team review the impact of these measures to ensure that they represent both value for money and play a direct role in improving the achievements and quality of learning for students of all abilities.

Access our latest COVID Catch Up Report 2020-21

Access here our latest Pupil Premium Impact Report 2019-20

Access here our latest Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2020