Since 2011, the Government has provided additional funding to schools called the Pupil Premium.
Students eligible to receive this funding are:
- students entitled to free school meals (FSM) – £955 per student
- students that have been entitled to FSM during the last six years (Ever6) – £955 per student
- children in care or looked after (LAC) or previously looked after children (PLAC) – £2345 per student
- services children – £310 per student
The money is used to provide additional support to ensure looked after children and children from low income families do not fall behind with their progress. The Forces Premium is for the same purpose but also can be used to provide additional pastoral support for pupils whose parents may be, for example, posted abroad.
The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying gaps in attainment between these groups of students and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.
Caistor Yarborough Academy will primarily focus the Pupil Premium funding to accelerate progress and ‘narrow the gap’ for disadvantaged students.
In 2019-2020, Caistor Yarborough Academy received £128,940 of Pupil Premium Funding.
In 2020-2021, Caistor Yarborough Academy will receive an estimated £126,610 for Pupil Premium Funding.
How does the school get the funding?
The Pupil Premium Funding is administered straight into the School’s budget.
It is important that you register your child’s entitlement to Free School Meals if you are eligible to do so. The additional funding the School receives can make a significant impact on your child’s progress.
Please also make the school aware if your child would qualify for the Service Premium or under the Adoption and Children Act 2002.
The link below directs parents to the Free School Meals application form:
Please click on the Pupil Premium Strategy Statement below to view the academy report on how effectively Caistor Yarborough Academy used Pupil Premium funding in 2019-20 to help close the performance gap among groups of students at the school. You can also see the plans for use of this funding for the year 2020-21.
This information will be updated in October 2021.
Year 7 catch up funding
What is it?
Students who leave Primary School with a scaled score of below 100 in Reading and/or Mathematics receive additional funding in the School Budget to help them ‘catch up’ to the expected national standard. It is provided to all state funded schools with a Year 7 cohort.
What Happens To It?
The School receives the funding in March of the current academic year and primarily uses it to accelerate progress and increase outcomes at the end of Year 7.
The range of provision includes:
- Literacy Boost Sessions
- Numeracy Boost Session
- Small group work in English and Maths
- Purchase of specialist resources to support learning
- Reduced class sizes to improve opportunities and outcomes
- Increased number of Teaching Assistants to support in Maths and English lessons
Progress is assessed by SEN staff using a standardised Reading Assessment or through monitoring of assessment data from English and Maths. Where progress is limited at the end of year 7, the students will continue to receive intervention going into year 8 and again into year 9.
In 2019 – 2020: 39 students are eligible and our catch-up funding is £6,491.