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Pupil Premium & Catch Up

Bothal Primary School’s Pupil premium strategy reflects our local context and is aligned to our key school drivers which are - 

  1. Reading - All learners are able to read by the age of 7 and if not, we keep digging deeper to identify and deliver what is needed to ensure successful catch-up. 
  2. Curriculum - Access to a broad and balanced curriculum 
  3. Teaching - Delivered in a way to help children to learn and remember more 
  4. Employability and Aspirations - Developing character by building essential skills, nurturing talents and establishing strong routines in attendance and conduct in preparation for future careers 
  5. Secure attachments - Connecting with others and the environment in a safe and healthy way 
  6. Core values - Guided by our values 

Our approach is responsive to common challenges and individual needs, rooted in robust diagnostic assessment, not assumptions about the impact of disadvantage. We use research conducted by the EEF and recognised literature to support decisions made, ensuring that selected options have the greatest impact on outcomes for learners. Our selected principles are informed by the EEF tiered approach and are integral to the school development plan and education recovery.

Is Your Child Eligible for Pupil Premium? 

All children who currently qualify for free school meals on their family circumstances are entitled to pupil premium. This applies if you receive any of the following benefits:

Universal credit (income dependent)

  • Income support
  • Income-based jobseekers’ allowance
  • Income-related employment and support allowance
  • Support under Part IV of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guaranteed element of state pension credit
  • Child tax credit, provided that you are not also entitled to working tax credit and have an annual gross income of £16,190 or less
  • Children who are or have been in care, and children who have a parent who is or was in the armed forces, are also entitled to pupil premium.

In addition, pupils who have qualified for free school meals on the above grounds in the past, but are no longer eligible, continue to receive pupil premium for the next six years. Schools are responsible for recording the children who are eligible for pupil premium in their annual school census.

The Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP)

A child who is 3 or 4 years may be eligible for the Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP). The Early Years Pupil Premium (EYFF) is extra funding given to providers to support disadvantaged children aged 3 and 4 years old.

To apply for Free School Meals please go to the website or contact the  school office.