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Pupil Premium and Literacy & Numeracy Catch up Premium



In April 2011 the Government introduced Pupil Premium funding for children from low-income families who were eligible for free school meals or had been looked after continuously for more than six months. In April 2012, the Government extended the Pupil Premium to include children who had been eligible for free school meals at any point in the last six years. A premium was also introduced for children whose parents are currently serving in the Armed Forces.

Evidence shows that children from disadvantaged backgrounds generally face extra challenges in reaching their full potential at school and often do not perform as well as their peers and therefore the purpose of the Pupil Premium funding is to help schools improve the progress and attainment of disadvantaged pupils.

Barnwell School believes that every student has individual and unique needs. Diversity is valued as a rich resource which supports the learning of all and every teacher is a teacher of all students. We will endeavour to ensure that all students, irrespective of age, ability, gender, ethnicity, language or social background are given every opportunity to reach their full educational potential and become independent and capable adults. With 303 students (29% of the school population) eligible for Disadvantaged student funding, we received £309,730 for the year 2020/2021. Our goal is to direct this funding depending on each students’ individual need and have acknowledged whether the need is Social, Emotional or Behavioural/ Curriculum based / Enrichment and rewards / Family or Community, directing funding as appropriate to the need.

All students are monitored to ensure all make progress, however data from previous years has highlighted the need to focus upon more rapid progress of middle and upper ability students. The data above would support this as being an area to track more closely.

Identified barriers for Pupil premium students include low literacy and numeracy, low attendance, behaviour for learning, ambition and aspiration, KS2 on entry, extra-curricular opportunities, and resources.

The next Pupil Premium review is due to take place in January 2022.




Number of pupils


Attainment 8 score


Attainment 8 score by subject area: English


Attainment 8 score by subject area: Maths


Attainment 8 score by subject area: English Baccalaureate slots


Attainment 8 score by subject area: Open slots: Any qualification


5+English and Maths and 4+ English and Maths are 27.4% and 56.5% respectively.


Number of pupils 44
Progress 8 score -0.43
Attainment 8 score 40.47
Progress 8 score by subject area: English -0.60
Progress 8 score by subject area: maths -0.26
Progress 8 score by subject area: English Baccalaureate slots -0.41
Progress 8 score by subject area: Open slots : Any qualification -0.47
Attainment 8 score by subject area: English 8.50
Attainment 8 score by subject area: maths 8.09
Attainment 8 score by subject area: English Baccalaureate slots 11.52
Attainment 8 score by subject area: Open slots : Any qualification 12.36



Pupil Premium Manager Provides full time support to all students in receipt of Pupil Premium funding in order to remove any potential barriers that they may face that would prevent them from achieving their full potential. 
Alternative Provision Support appropriate curriculum for identified students. Knock on effect to other learners, through improved climate for learning.
1-2-1 Teaching with on costs Specific skills support for identified students.
Super Learning teaching with on costs Support students' progress through after hours and holiday Super-learning.
Councillor with on costs Specialist support for identified students. Improved well-being, attendance, behaviour and progress.
ISLA Support 2 x H5 Support with withdrawal for students with behaviour challenges. Improved climate for learning. Behaviour modification of students.
Teaching Assistants 1 x H6  Lead and manage English and Mathematics intervention programmes in KS3.
General Pupil Premium for software, resources etc. See additional table.
Barnwell Tutoring 1-1 and small group intervention for English and Mathematics. Enabling more students to access external tutoring.
Part of 3 SLT members Progress and attainment, attendance/inclusion.
Part of HOC/HOY (5 x TLR1a) Pupil Premium behaviour and attendance tracked and monitored interventions in place.
Part of Ass HOC (5 x TLR2a) Pupil Premium progress tracked, interventions in place.
Part of Attendance Officer Pupil Premium students identified as a key group and monitored through reports to SLT.
Part of Student Support - 2 x H5  Additional pastoral support for PP students.
KS4 Alternative Curriculum Students following appropriate curriculum provision.
Intervention Support x H4 Intervention has led to improved outcome for PP students
College Administrators 2 x H3 Additional pastoral and admin support for PP students.
Year 7 trip to Marchants Hill Part of the inclusion and transition programme.
Lead Practitioners Improved quality of teaching and learning across all departments.
Year 11 revision packs and guides Improve exam preparation and ability to revise effectively.


Implement a whole school strategy on use of effective feedback and Assessment for Learning to improve progress; Greater awareness of what students need to do to improve. Improved T&L. Whole school marking has been a focus this academic year, with weekly marking workshops, individualised CPD and audits strengthening the drive.
Develop a whole school focus on literacy and numeracy; Improved numeracy and literacy transferable skills. Literacy techniques now disseminated across all departments. Numeracy objectives being introduced in Spring Term.
On-going licence costs and implementation of Accelerated Reader in Year 7, 8 and 9; Improved reading ability of students. Enhanced culture of reading across KS3. Accelerated Reader has been re-launched and embedded in the pastoral curriculum and across Colleges.
Develop and implement numeracy and literacy intervention at KS3; Skills gaps closed through KS3. Improved numeracy and literacy evident across the curriculum. Numeracy and literacy programmes successfully embedded across all Colleges. Numeracy intervention continues to be a success and literacy interventions adapted to develop key skills identified through the new skills threshold assessments.
Individual KS3 literacy and numeracy intervention plans and 1-2-1/small group where required;  Improved literacy and numeracy skills for subject identified specific students, especially PP students. Assistant Heads of College are mapping PP progress and are forming case studies to demonstrate success.
Individual KS3 literacy and numeracy intervention plans and 1-2-1/small group for LAC PP students; Improved literacy and numeracy skills for subjects identified LAC PP students. Assistant Heads of College are mapping PP progress and are forming case studies to demonstrate success.
Summer School approach for Pupil Premium students; Improved engagement of PP students prior to entry into Year 7. This will take place in the Summer term.
Maximise engagement and attainment; Improved personal pathway for students. We are currently in the middle of the Options process but the pathways have been further enhanced to accommodate all types of provision. Level 1 provision is being developed which takes into consideration a large percentage of KS4 PP students. Level 2 provision Post 16 is a strength of the school and enables more PP students to progress beyond Year 11.
Additional counselling for PP students where appropriate; More confident PP students. Counselling both KS3 and 4 continues to be a success.
Further develop alternative provision support within school; Increased engagement for disaffected KS4 students. Improved behaviour and focus in classes. KS4 2-5 school was praised by Ofsted and has been a success both in terms of 2-5 students achieving appropriate qualifications and behaviour incidents reducing in KS4 lessons. This year the model has been adapted to provide more in-class and small group support.
Continue to strengthen the school's Teaching and Learning strategy; Improved teaching and learning. Percentage of Good and Outstanding lessons has risen. Teaching and Learning group are having a whole school impact.
Additional College staff to monitor and track PP student progress; Greater awareness for individualised needs of PP students.  
Additional Teaching Assistant staffing to support PP student progress; Improved numeracy and literacy skills for specific targeted students. Increased confidence of PP students. This is fully embedded at KS3 and 4.
Support PP students through additional access to Student Support resources, including additional small group work, e.g. confidence, self-esteem and anger management. Increased engagement and greater confidence of PP students. This is being addressed at KS3 through intervention and the various bespoke projects led by Assistant Heads of College.
Year 11 exam intervention for PP students to increase GCSE grades; Improved GCSE/BTEC outcomes for PP students. KS4 intervention is focused on all students that are underperforming but incorporates PP students.
Introduce support through additional extra-curricular activities; Greater engagement and social skills. More confident PP students. Assistant Heads of College/Year are mapping PP student opportunities and where appropriate working with individual students. Progress is the priority initially.
Additional external professionals to support PP students; Increased engagement and greater confidence of PP students. Attendance support and counsellors in place.
Provide uniform support for PP families; Less opportunity for discrimination. PP students are wearing the appropriate uniform.
Provide University mentoring for able Pupil Premium students; Increased engagement and greater confidence of able PP students.  
Develop financial support for curriculum enrichment activities, including clubs and trip/visits; Increased engagement and greater confidence of able PP students. This has happened on a case by case basis and is reviewed by the Deputy Headteacher.
Support strategies that target an improvement in attendance for pupil premium students; Improved attendance for PP students. Attendance figures across all vulnerable groups has increased including PP students.
Year 7 team building trip Improved confidence and interpersonal skills. This has proved extremely successful and case studies are available to support this.
External tuition Improved attainment and progress for targeted students. This is working well in partnership with Kip McGrath.


To monitor progress on attainment, new measures will be included in the performance tables that will capture the achievement of students covered by the Pupil Premium. At Barnwell School, the usual cycle of data collection and the monitoring and tracking of the cohort’s attainment, will be used to inform student progress and enable the early identification of need, support and appropriate intervention.

Miss Townsend Deputy Head teacher in charge of Pupil Premium


What is Catch Up Funding

What is the Catch-up Premium funding?
This is additional funding provided by the government specific to Y7 pupils who did not achieve a National Curriculum score of 100 at the end of KS2 in either Mathematics or English reading. It is only allocated during the Y7 academic year.

Barnwell School’s Catch-up Premium Pupil Profile




Total number of pupils on roll in Year 7



Number of pupils eligible for Catch-up Premium funding



Number of pupils who did not reach the expected standard in English reading at the end of KS2



Number of pupils who did not reach the expected standard in Maths at the end of KS2



Number of pupils who did not reach the expected standard English reading and Maths at the end of KS2



Total Catch-up Premium funding



Strategic Overview

Barnwell School will strive to attain the highest standards and ensure inclusion and equal access for all learners. A wide range of provision and intervention strategies will be offered to enable all learners to engage in learning and do their best. In deciding how we spend the Year 7 Catch-Up Fund, we focus on students that are identified as requiring support by using KS2 data and LASS Tests. This information is used to support the setting of students and we also use the Barnwell School data tracking system in November to identify students who are not making the required progress in both English and Mathematics. As such Barnwell School reserves the right to allocate the Year 7 Catch-Up Fund to support any students or groups of students we have identified as needing additional support in English or Mathematics to achieve improved outcomes in learning.

In allocating this fund, consideration will be given to those students who:

As well as tracking progress through Year 7 to ensure learning gaps have been closed, we also track students throughout their Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 progression.

Year 7 Catch-Up Fund Related Activities for 2019-20

The funding was used to provide a range of small group work and 1 to 1 interventions consisting of:

Impact of Catch Up Funding Activities

Progress measures for Catch Up Students


Catch Up students

2019/20 Year 11


Cohort %


% 9-5 EM


% 9-4 EM


% 9-5 Eng


% 9-4 Eng


% 9-5 Maths


% 9-4 Maths


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