Pupil Premium & Catch Up Premium

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What is the Pupil Premium?

National statistics demonstrate that students experiencing 'financial hardship' do not achieve as well as their peers.  The Pupil Premium Grant is paid to schools for students who are: recorded as being eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) in the last 6 years (Ever6), who are 'Looked After', who are supported by the National Asylum Support Service (NASS) or who have a parent serving in the Armed Forces.

The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities (between eligible children and their peers) by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the students who need it most

Trafalgar School

Pupil Premium Charter

At The Trafalgar School at Downton we are determined that a student's financial circumstances will not be a barrier to higher attainment.

  • To support students in receipt of pupil premium funding to feel supported, make good progress and high levels of attendance.

  • To establish a consistent, clear approach to the way that funds are allocated and support given to students so that they feel supported in both their learning and pastoral needs.

  • We will never assume 'disadvantaged students' face the same barriers, or have any less potential to succeed.

  • We will treat every young person's circumstances individually.

  • As professionals, we are learners too and we will constantly seek out new ideas and share the very best practice.

  • We will monitor the impact of any intervention.

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We will ensure that disadvantaged students have equality of opportunity in accessing all aspects of our curriculum

Gilly Jackson, Assistant Headteacher & Pupil Premium Lead

Strategic Aims

  • Ensuring disadvantaged students' academic outcomes are on a par with other students nationally.

  • Ensuring disadvantaged students have equality of opportunity in accessing all aspects of the curriculum

  • Ensuring that disadvantaged students' progress on to an ambitious Post 16 provision of their choosing

  • Ensuring disadvantaged students have the necessary skills and personal qualities for sustaining themselves in education and training Post 16 and beyond

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Pupil Premium Strategy

To find out more information on how the school spends the Pupil Premium and its impact, click here.​

Catch Up Premium

In 2020 the Government announced additional funding for schools to support children and young people to catch up lost time, after school closure.  This is especially important for the most vulnerable and those students from disadvantaged backgrounds.  To find out how the Catch Up Premium was spent in 2020-2021 click here.