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Pupil Premium Grant, Catch-Up and PE Grant Funding

We recieve additional funding in three areas to help support the learing of young people in school. This page will hopefully give you an understanding of what it is spent on and its impact. If you have any particular queries please don't hesitate to get in contact.

The Castle School: Pupil Premium 2015-2016 – Report on Impact

Is there a gap at The Castle School?

Our analysis of data on progress shows that there is no gap between those eligible to free school meal additional funding or those in public care when compared to the rest of the school. OFSTED noted:

"Pupils who are eligible for additional government funding, including pupil premium and ‘catch-up’ funding, make equally good progress. The school’s detailed tracking records clearly show that there are no differences in the attainment of these pupils in English or mathematics, to the rest of the school and they achieve more highly than pupils nationally with similar learning disabilities." OFSTED 2014

The amount of Pupil Premium Grant funding which The Castle School received for the academic year 2015-2016 was £48325. Please click here to read the report on the impact of the funding.

The Castle School: Pupil Premium 2016-2017 plans

Please click here to view what we are using our Pupil Premium Funding for this academic year 2016-2017

Year 7 Catch-Up Funding

We receive additional funding to help support all pupils in Year 7. In the last academic year we used the funding to focus on Reading interventions for all year 7 pupils. The impact can be seen in Pupil Premium Report. All pupils showed excellent progress. This year we intend to use our funding as follows:

  • 4 Ipads with Phonics and Maths apps
  • Large outdoor games for active learning in Maths
  • Numicon Levels 1, 2, 3 and 4
  • Read Write Inc. CD
  • Read Write Inc. further training
  • 4 extra Numicon tile sets
  • Talking pens for pre-verbal pupils
  • 1:1 Maths intervention - SNAP Maths
  • More phonic based reading books
  • Letters and Sounds tubs

PE Grant 2015-2016

Along with all other schools in England we have been given extra funds to support PE for pupils in years 1 to 6. Please click here to read our impact action plan which shows how the money is being spent and how this will impact on pupils PE in Key Stage 2.

To read the action plan for 2016-2017 please click here

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