The Government provides the Pupil premium Fund for pupils who are eligible for Free School Meals (including those who have been eligible for Free School Meals in the last 6 years but may no longer be eligible), Looked After Children, those students adopted from care and children of service personnel. The purpose of the funding is to narrow the attainment gap where evidence shows that eligible pupils underachieve in comparison to their peers.
It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium Funding is spent as they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for individual students.
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Pupil Premium Strategy 2020-21
Castle Donington College strives to attain the highest standards and ensure inclusion and equal access for all learners.
Pupil Premium Funding is a means of addressing some of the issues associated with social disadvantage and, in particular, to help close any gap in attainment where this exists. The circumstances of pupils eligible for Pupil Premium will vary significantly and pupils can face many a range of barriers to educational achievement. For some, there may be financial barriers to learning, which can be overcome by the College using the funding to provide resources and learning aids. For others, there may be self-esteem and confidence issues, which can affect a pupil’s motivation and achievement.
Our Pupil Premium Strategy details how we plan to improve the attainment of all of our pupils who have some degree of disadvantage during 2020-21:
Year 7 Catch-Up Premium 2019-20
The Literacy and Numeracy Catch-Up Premium gives state-funded schools additional funding to support Year 7 pupils who did not achieve the expected standard in reading or maths at the end of Key Stage 2 (KS2).
The Report below shows details of how Castle Donington College spent our allocation for the academic year 2019-20 and how this made a difference to the attainment of the pupils who benefited from the funding.
The final payment of the Year 7 Catch-Up Premium was made in March 2020 and so the 2020 to 2021 academic year will be the last year on which the College must report how this funding was used.