Pupil Premium

PPG provides funding for two policies:

  • Raising the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities to reach their potential
  • Supporting children and young people with parents in the regular armed forces

Pupil Premium Expenditure Review: 2019 – 2020

Ever 6 Free School Meals (FSM)

The pupil premium will include pupils recorded in the January 2020 school census who are known to have been eligible for FSM since May 2012, as well as those first known to be eligible at January 2020.

Children adopted from care or who have left care

The pupil premium for 2019 to 2020 will include pupils who were looked after by an English or Welsh local authority immediately before being adopted, or who left local authority care on a special guardianship order or child arrangements order.

Ever 6 service child

A pupil eligible for the service child premium since the January 2013 census as well as those recorded as a service child for the first time on the January 2020 school census.

The Government believes that the Pupil Premium is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for FSM and their wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.

Whilst it is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent, they remain accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families. Schools are required to publish on-line information as to how the Premium has been spent. Our current PP is £198,000.

Who benefits from the Pupil Premium?

All pupil premium students benefit from the work currently being developed under the Academy’s Teaching and Learning strategy:  Achievement for all: a closing the gap project.

2019 – 2020 Pupil Premium Plan – Full


Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch-Up Premium

2019/20 review

Following the national lockdown, Clayton Hall’s catch-up plan has continued to develop, this has included additional strategies for 121 tutoring, individual catch-up plans per department, precision teaching and digital provision for full home learning.

Before closure of schools, in 2019/20 Maths intervention was completed during form time with a specialist maths teacher and LSP support. In English, identified catch-up students in year 7 completed daily 10-minute precision teaching sessions with LSP’s and also completed the accelerated reader programme. All data including accuracy and fluency is available on request for parents to further support their children. During the 2020 lockdown all students were offered the opportunity to continue with the precision teaching programme with a specialist LSP.

In 2019/20 the Average Point Score for catch up students has moved +0.21 grades this is compared to Non-Catch-Up students who have made +0.30 grades worth of progress. Catch-up students have made +0.8 grades worth of progress towards their target grades in English and +0.12 grades worth of progress in Mathematics.

The literacy and numeracy catch-up premium (introduced by the government in 2013) gives schools additional funding to support year 7 pupils who did not achieve at least a level 4 in reading and or/maths at the end of key stage 2 (this is equivalent to a scaled score of less than 100). We also liaise closely with our feeder primaries to identify students who would benefit from this extra support. It is at the schools’ discretion as to how this additional funding should be spent in order to best support the boosting of these young people’s progress. By supporting these students intensively in year 7, we are aiming to raise their attainment levels and allow them full access to the secondary curriculum.

Following the final data capture of the academic year the year 7 catch up students have made an average of +0.24 since the beginning of the programme. Students have shared that they enjoyed the sessions and 100% felt supported, “Whenever I needed help, I could just ask for it.” One student responded, “I now know new things that will stay with me for life”


The amount received for Yr 7 Catch-up was £ 7,207

Using the additional catch-up funding received from the Government to help to address the impact of the pandemic,

In 2020-21 we plan to use the following key strategies:

  • Year 7 precision teaching 121 sessions
  • KS3 Y8- 11 form time intervention. (121 tuition)
  • Deployment of LSP’s into specialist year groups
  • Sustain and develop the use of Teams to ensure in school and home learning progress is achieved and is accessible to all.
  • Precision teaching support
  • Thrive approaches from pastoral staff
  • Working National Tutoring Programme to support outcomes in Modern Foreign Languages
  • Working with Kip McGrath to support outcomes in Mathematics

Pupil Premium Documentation

Pupil Premium Policy

Pupil Premium Plan 2017-18

Pupil Premium Evaluation

Pupil Premium Plan 2019-2020

Covid Catch-Up Premium