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Pupil Premium & Year 7 Catch Up Funding

Pupil Premium Funding

The Pupil Premium grant provides additional funding on top of the main funding a school receives. It is given to schools, so that they can support pupils who are deemed to be disadvantaged.  

The Pupil Premium is allocated to schools to work with children who:

  • Have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years
  • Have parents are currently serving in the armed forces
  • Have been a looked after child for 1 day or more [LAC]
  • Have been adopted from care on or after 30 December 2005, or left care under:
    • a special guardianship order
    • a residence order

The government has not dictated how schools should use the Pupil Premium funding; but what is clear is that the money should be used to promote strategies which narrow the attainment gap between the highest and lowest achieving pupils. At CSIA we are committed to using the PP funding in a wide variety of ways; providing effective resources and ensuring that vital support is in place for our disadvantaged students, to improve their academic outcomes and thus maximize their life opportunities.

To monitor progress and attainment, new measures will be included in the performance tables that what will capture the achievement of students covered by the pupil premium. At CSIA, the usual cycle of data collection, monitoring and tracking of the cohort’s attainment will be used to inform student progress and enable the early identification of need, support and appropriate intervention.

In 2015-2016 359 students were eligible for the Pupil Premium funding, 32% of the school population (359/1129 Year 7-11). CSIA received funding of £358,646.

If you would like to know if your child qualifies for FSM please click here.

Year 7 Catch Up Funding

The literacy and numeracy catch-up premium gives schools additional funding to support Year 7 students who did not achieve the expected standard in reading or maths at the end of key stage 2 (KS2).

Please see the following documents which detail how CSIA spends the Year 7 Catch Up funding it receives.