What is pupil premium?

The government introduced pupil premium with the aim of increasing social mobility, reducing the attainment gap between the highest and lowest achieving pupils nationally and enabling more students from disadvantaged backgrounds to attend top universities.

It is for schools to decide how the pupil premium, allocated to schools per FSM pupil, is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.

New measures have been included in the performance tables that capture the achievement of those disadvantaged pupils covered by the pupil premium.

Attached below is our pupil premium strategy:

Pupil premium strategy – 2020-2021

Catch-up funding

Catch-up premium is government funding to assist schools in providing additional support in literacy and numeracy. Each school is entitled to an additional £500 for each year 7 student who did not achieve at least level 4 in reading and/or maths at the end of key stage 2.

What is the aim of the funding?

The purpose of this funding is to enable academies and schools to deliver additional support, such as individual tuition or intensive support in small groups, for those students that most need it.

How Kirkby College use it

Each year we set out our plans for using the funding, which is closely monitored and evaluated for all students eligible – we produce a report at the end of each academic year to outline the impact our plans have had and highlight any positive actions.

Catch-up premium report – 2020-2021

Coronavirus (Covid-19) catch-up premium

The coronavirus (Covid-19) catch-up premium is aimed at helping schools mitigate the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on education. The purpose of this funding is to help children and young people ‘catch-up’ with their education and to make up for lost teaching time. The document below outlines how we will use our funding at Kirkby College:

Covid catch-up funding plan – 2020-2021