Pupil Premium, Recovery Premium, Catch Up Premium & School-Led Tutoring

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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

Our intention is that all students, irrespective of their background or the challenges they face, make good progress and attain highly

Our objectives and aims:

  1. Teach well so that students develop independence and self-agency, feel success and grow

  2. Identify barriers and work to remove them so that students are able to take control 

  3. Leverage experiences, students stepping forward rather than back, so that we raise self-esteem through positive experience

  4. Build networks for students including opportunities for socialisation so that students get a ‘foot in door’

  5. Challenge pre-conceived ideas of what their future might be so that a world of opportunities present themselves

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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

In realising our intent we will:

  • Believe in students and expect a lot

  • Involve parents

  • Never assume those students experiencing disadvantage face the same barriers, or have any less potential to succeed, treating every young person’s circumstances individually

  • Never pity or patronise those students experiencing disadvantage

  • Establish a consistent, clear approach to the way that funds are allocated and support given

  • Constantly seek out new ideas and share the very best practice

  • Monitor the impact of any intervention

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Pupil Premium Strategy
2020-2023

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

The recovery premium provides additional funding for state-funded schools in the 2021 to 2022 academic year.  Building on the pupil premium, this funding is designed to help schools deliver evidence-based approaches for supporting disadvantaged pupils.  Find out how this money is spent here.

Catch Up Premium
2020-2021

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.