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Pupil Premium & Year 7 Catch Up Premium

Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium is additional government funding designed to help disadvantaged children and young people do well at school.

The funding is allocated to school for children who have registered for Free School Meals (FSM) in the last six years (termed Ever 6), are Looked After Children (LAC), or have a parent who is in the Armed Forces.

The money is used to support our primary pupils and secondary students and ensure that there are no barriers to their achievement at school. A Pupil Premium Educational Voucher of £125 is available directly to families to support their child’s progress in school during this academic year. It can be spent on:

  • Learning resources (books, revision guides etc.);
  • Educational trips/visits arranged by the school (all visit/trip letters will contain pupil premium information);
  • In some circumstances it can be used for travel to/from alternative educational provision or for parents to attend Parents’ Evenings;
  • Uniform replacement if this is an issue.

(N.B. This money does not roll over into the next academic year due to financial regulations and restrictions).

If your child is eligible and you would like to find out more about how we use the pupil premium, please contact the school.

Details of the impact our intervention has had on the GCSE and KS2 results of Pupil Premium students and pupils over the last three years may be downloaded here.

Year 7 Catch Up Premium

The literacy and numeracy Catch Up Premium provides schools with an additional £500 for each Year 7 student who did not achieve at least level 4 in English and/or mathematics at the end of Key
Stage 2. Schools assess the needs of individual students to decide how best to use the funding. At Batley Grammar School we aim to close the gap between any student eligible for the Year 7 catch up funding and their non-Year 7 catch up pears and to ensure that the levels of progress they are making are at least good.

At Batley Grammar School the money is used to fund intervention strategies to boost confidence and improve skills in core subjects.

Staffing and resources for the following initiatives were funded using the catch up premium:

  • Reading Matters programme – time and resources provided for eligible students who struggle with reading skills;
  • Regular intervention with extra Teaching Assistant support in English and Mathematics to help them develop vital skills;
  • Extra SENCO support time to organise and co-ordinate support programmes.

A summary of the progress made by students in recent years as a result of the intervention and support can be downloaded below: