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.

2018/19 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

The school monitors this spending closely and attached is an overview of how the Pupil Premium funding was spent for the previous academic year (2017/18).

Click on the PDF icon for the Review of Pupil Premium Spending 2017/18 Adobe_logo_big

Year 7 Catch-up Premium 2018/19

Catch-up Premium for 2018/19 - £17,900

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 36 students who were not at the expected level in their KS2 tests.  This equates to 16% of the cohort.

Impact of Spending in 2017/18

  • 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
Students with a KS2 scaled score between 87 – 931315
Students with a KS2 scaled score below 8673
Students with a KS2 scaled score between 94 – 982825

Catch-up Premium Expenditure Evaluation for 2017/18

Intervention/ActivityAmount (£)Impact
Midyis Testing£1950Completed October 2018
CPD for 2 x TA3 staff on delivering catch-up literacy and numeracy£2000Completed Summer term 2017
Delivery of catch-up literacy and numeracy programmes:£60003/3 students improved at least 1 stage on catch-up programme
– Scrutiny of Midyis profiles to identify potential students5/9 students passed 67% of the catch-up numeracy assessments
– All these students re-tested using catch-up assessment with 12 students qualifying as appropriate2/9 passed 50% of the assessments 2/9 still to be assessed
– 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)£550012/17 students improved their SA standardised score by Jan 2018. (Up to 44 points) (No data yet for 4 students). 10/16 improved their RA standardised score by Jan 2018. (up to 17 points) (No data yet for 5 students)
Peer mentoring – Year 9 PP students mentoring up to 21 year 7 students with a KS2 scaled reading score >95 to <99£550088% students on track April 2018 (Pearson step 1 or 2 based on starting point). 6% making better than expected progress. 1 student working below expectation
SULP/Literacy£200011/12 improved listening skills (5 listening rules). 3/12 also can now recall verbal information given during a conversation. 3/12 have improved word knowledge (semantics / phonology / word finding (1 student removed from programme because of lack of engagement)

Catch-up Planned Expenditure for 2018/19

There are 61 students with a KS2 reading score below 100, of whom 31 students have a KS2 reading score below 95. There are 67 students with a KS2 mathematics score below 100, with 33 of them below 95.

This year the English department will oversee intervention for students with a reading score between 95 and 100; the mathematics department will provide intervention for students with a KS2 mathematics score between 95 and 100 and the SEND department will provide intervention for both groups of students with reading and/or mathematics scores below 95.


Impact will be measured through individual programmes by December and then all students will be re-tested using a KS2 reading and/or mathematics paper at the end of March to measure the overall impact of all programmes.

Intervention/ActivityAmount (£)LeadImpact
ICAN programmeNFKTo be measured in March 2019 using KS2 reading test
2 x staff (NFK / KWI) trained on using ICAN programme£400
8 weeks of 2 x 1 hour sessions to support reading. Students withdrawn from English lessons with SoW being tailored so that students are not getting further behind their peers. Kerry Wilson to administer£2080
SPaG intervention – 1 x staff (CTA) to withdraw students from morning registration on Wednesdays to do focused intervention on SPaG£540NFKRe-tested on SPaG test in December. To be measured in March 2019 using KS2 reading test
After school intervention targeting 34 students with a KS2 score between 95 and 100. 3 x staff. Materials used focus on key areas of mathematics and will be common to all 3 staff£4240CBUSP data used in December to measure progress. Assessed in March using KS2 test.
Delivery of catch-up literacy programme (4 students) Louise Grenier to administer (2 hours x 4 students x 2 terms) Intensive intervention based on catch-up programme (1 hour per week)£4320DBRInitial assessment using catch-up materials to identify the cohort. Regular assessments throughout to identify progress made. KS2 reading test in March 2019
IDL programme (Intensive Dyslexia Programme) which can accessed at home as well. This is an individualised programme where materials used are based on initial assessment. Louise Grenier to administer. (31 students) (1 hour x 7 TAs x 2 terms)£3780DBRAssessment used at beginning middle and end. KS2 reading test in March 2019.
Cost of programme£500
Key steps programme (attached to ASDAN; this is a certificated course) Louise Grenier to administer. (Numbers TBC ≈ 15 students) (6 hours a fortnight x 2 terms)£2580DBRData used from catch-up assessment and IDL to identify cohort. KS2 reading test in March 2019.
IDL Numeracy (Intensive Numeracy Programme) which can be accessed at home as well. This is an individualised programme where materials used are based on initial assessment. To be administered by Rob Mulqueen. (33 students) (Times incorporated into IDL Dyslexia programme)Costs included in IDL Dyslexia ProgrammeDBRAssessment used at beginning middle and end. Assessed in March using KS2 test.