Pupil Premium/PE and Sports Premium/Year 7 Catch-Up Funding

We receive additional funding in three areas to help support the learning of young people in school. This page will hopefully give you an understanding of what it is spent on and its impact. If you have any particular queries please don't hesitate to get in contact.

The Castle School: Pupil Premium 2018-2019 – Report on Impact

"Pupils who are eligible for additional government funding, including pupil premium and ‘catch-up’ funding, make equally good progress. The school’s detailed tracking records clearly show that there are no differences in the attainment of these pupils in English or mathematics, to the rest of the school and they achieve more highly than pupils nationally with similar learning disabilities."


The amount of Pupil Premium Grant funding which The Castle School received for the academic year 2018-2019 was £58,490. Please click here to read the report on the impact of the funding.

The Castle School: Pupil Premium 2019-2020 Plans

Please click here to view what we are using our Pupil Premium Funding for this academic year 2019-2020. This plan will be reviewed in the Autumn 2020.

Year 7 Catch-Up Funding

We receive additional funding to help support all pupils in Year 7. For 2019-2020 this is £8668. In the last academic year we used the funding to focus on the following for all year 7 pupils:

  • 4 Ipads with Phonics and Maths apps
  • Large outdoor games for active learning in Maths
  • Numicon Levels 1, 2, 3 and 4
  • Read Write Inc. CD
  • Read Write Inc. further training
  • Extra Numicon tile sets
  • 1:1 Maths intervention - SNAP Maths
  • More phonic based reading books
  • Letters and Sounds tubs

The impact can be seen in SEF and Pupil Premium Report. All pupils showed excellent progress. This year we intend to use our funding as follows:

  • 16 new iPads for year 7 pupils
  • Maths and English software for iPads
  • Training to enable best use of iPads

PE and Sports Premium

Along with all other schools in England, we have been given extra funds to support PE for pupils in years 1 to 6. Please click here to read our impact action plan for 2019-2020, which shows how the money is being spent and how this will impact on pupils PE in Key Stage 1 and 2.

To read the action plan for 2018-2019 and what was achieved please click here