The pupil premium is allocated to schools in order to improve the attainment of students registered for free school meals, those in local authority care and those with parents in the armed forces. The grant was put in place due to a nationwide gap in attainment between these students and their peers.
At Queensmead, we have followed the recommendations by the Education Endowment Foundation to underpin our pupil premium strategy, before tailoring the initiatives to our school context and the students here at Queensmead. For the 2020/21 academic year, Queensmead school will receive approximately £275,995 in pupil premium funding.
To view our full pupil premium strategy, including a full breakdown of how the money will be allocated and a review of the previous year’s spending, please click here.
The catch-up premium is allocated to schools in order to support students following the disruption to their education as a result of the covid pandemic. Again, we have taken an evidence-based approach, based on the guidance from the EEF. For the 2020/21 academic year, Queensmead school will receive approximately £96, 160 in catch-up funding.
To view our intended catch-up premium allocation, please click here.
For more information on the pupil premium or catch-up premium, please contact Mr Kavanagh, Assistant Headteacher – firstname.lastname@example.org.