Pupil & 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.

The legacy literacy and numeracy catch-up premium gave state-funded schools, including special schools and alternative provision settings, additional funding to support year 7 pupils who did not achieve the expected standard in reading or maths at the end of key stage 2 ( KS2 ). It has been discontinued for 2020-21.

At FGS the pupil premium and 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 FGS Catch Up Report 2019-20

Access here our latest Pupil Premium Impact Report 2019-20

Access here our latest Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2020