Pupil Premium and Catch-Up Premium

The Pupil Premium

DfE Guidance on Pupil Premium Funding

The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011. Schools can make decisions about how to spend the Pupil Premium funding to ensure that there is a narrowing of the attainment gap.

The Pupil Premium provides funding for pupils:

  • Who are eligible for free school meals
  • Who have been in receipt of free school meals (FSM) at any point in the past 6 years (£935 per child)
  • Who have been continuously looked after for the past six months (£1900 per child)
  • Whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces (£300 per child)
  • Who are adopted from care under the 2002 Adoption Act or who left care under a Special Guardianship Order on or after 30 December 2005. Schools will also receive the Pupil Premium for children who left care under a Residence Order on or after 14 October 1991 (£1900)

Schools are held accountable for the spending of these monies, and performance tables will capture the achievement of disadvantaged students covered by the Pupil Premium.

2017/18 PUPIL PREMIUM plan:

At Siddal Moor we acknowledge the need to close the gap in performance between our disadvantaged students and the performance nationally of students with no recognised disadvantage. We believe that the gap in attainment is a product of a gap in one or more of the following areas:

  • Learning & Skills
  • Opportunity
  • Engagement
  • Aspiration

Click on the PDF icon for the Pupil Premium Plan 2017/18 Adobe_logo_big
Date of next review : September 2018


The school monitors this spending closely and attached is an overview of how the Pupil Premium funding was spent for the previous academic year (2016/17 = £373,665).

Click on the PDF icon for the Review of Pupil Premium Spending 2016/17 Adobe_logo_big

Year 7 Catch-up Premium 2017/18

Catch-up Premium for 2017/18 - £20,700

The literacy and numeracy catch-up premium gives schools additional funding to support year 7 students who did not achieve the expected standard in reading or mathematics at the end of Key Stage 2 (KS2).

 The school currently receives funding for 42 students who were not at the expected level in their KS2 tests. This equated to 22% of the cohort.

Impact of Spending in 2016/17

  • Midyis testing used to identify students to take part in a reading and mathematics programme, has ensured accurate targeting
  •  80% of students in Speech and Language Therapy group met personalised targets aimed at improving their confidence and communication skills
  • Students partially meeting targets have been allocated time to continue improvements in 2017/18
2016/17 Reading Maths
Students with a KS2 scaled score between 87 - 93 13 15
Improved 10 12
Students with a KS2 scaled score below 86 7 3
Improved 6 3
Students with a KS2 scaled score between 94 - 98 28 25
Improved 16 18

Planned Expenditure for 2017/18

Intervention/Activity Amount (£)
Midyis Testing £1950
CPD for 2 x TA3 staff on delivering catch-up literacy and numeracy £2000
Delivery of catch-up literacy and numeracy programmes: £6000
- Scrutiny of Midyis profiles to identify potential students
- All these students re-tested using catch-up assessment with 12 students qualifying as appropriate
- 1 x trained numeracy support specialist
- 1 x trained literacy support specialist
- Intensive work with students qualifying based on catch-up programme and resources. ( 2 x 30 minute sessions each week)
6 week targeted reading intervention (BRP) involving students with a validated KS2 reading score <95. (1 hour per week) (21 students) £5500
Peer mentoring - Year 9 PP students mentoring up to 21 year 7 students with a KS2 scaled reading score >95 to <99 £5500
SULP/Literacy £2000
Total £22950