The pupil premium grant is paid to schools for the purpose of increasing the aspirations and attainment of students from disadvantaged backgrounds.
The money the school receives is based on the students who are recorded as being eligible for Free School Meals in the last six years, who are ‘Looked After’ or who have a parent serving in the armed forces.
Nationally, there are gaps in the progress (the amount a student improves whilst at school) and attainment (the final grades achieved) made between pupil premium and non-pupil premium students. The grant is paid to schools to implement strategies to reduce this gap. Detailed strategy and funding information specific to Rutlish can be found in the attached documents.
Whilst there are in school differences in both attainment and progress made by pupil premium students at Rutlish, it is not statistically significantly different from the progress made by non-pupil premium students nationally.
The Pupil Premium grant is a key resource in ensuring the realisation of the Rutlish vision of ‘outstanding outcomes for all’.
As final payments of the Year 7 catch-up premium were made in relation to the 2019 to 2020 academic year, the 2020 to 2021 academic year was the last year on which schools must report how this funding was used.
Pupil Premium Eligibility
In order to determine whether your child is entitled to free school meals and the school to government funding, please click on the following link.
To find out more about Pupil Premium, please go to the government website.
Catch Up Premium and 16-19 Tuition Fund
The 16-19 tuition fund is one off funding for the 2022/23 academic year that is ring fenced for Sixth Form colleges to support students and mitigate disruption to learning arising from the COVID-19 pandemic.
The funding is being used to provide small group tuition for 16-19-year olds where their learning has been disrupted and they have a GCSE Maths and / or English grade of 4 or below. Although targeted students are identified based on their prior attainment in English and Maths, the funding can be used to support students in their learning across a variety of subjects.
Examples of disruption that these students have faced / will face include assessments being deferred due to lockdown or self-isolation, falling behind in their learning due to long / multiple periods of self-isolation and not being able to complete external examinations due to positive COVID-19 cases.
Please find our catch up plans and 16 to 19 tuition fund below.