Pupil premium

The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities and to close the gaps between them and their peers. 

Pupil Premium is money the school receives for each student who is currently or has previously been in receipt of Free School Meals, or who has been a ‘looked-after child’ (LAC).  Our Pupil Premium students currently make up 37% of the student population.

At Castle View School, we aim to raise the aspirations of all of our Pupil premium students and build lives for the future.  We achieve this through addressing inequalities and raising the attainment of all students, including the disadvantaged.  Progress of all Pupil Premium students is reviewed by the leadership team, directors of learning and other middle leaders.  Personalised intervention to support the progress and wellbeing of Pupil Premium students is carefully planned to ensure that it has a positive impact.

In our drive to achieve equality for all, we use five overarching principles to plan provision for disadvantaged students.  These are as follows:

1.        We encourage participation in creativity, such as learning a musical instrument.

2.       We support revision, making it available to all.

3.       We identify one key motivator, inside or outside school.

4.       We strongly encourage students to take part in an outside learning opportunity.

5.       We provide aspirational mentoring, from peers, alumni or academic mentors.

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