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Pupil Premium and Coronavirus Catch-Up Premium

Pupil Premium and Coronavirus Catch-Up Premium

What is the Pupil Premium?

The Pupil Premium is additional funding given to schools to support disadvantaged pupils. Ecclesfield School receives additional funding for Looked After Children, children who have been adopted from Care, children from Service Families and for every pupil who has received a free school meal over the past 6 years.

If you are not sure whether your child is eligible for free school meals, please click here, where you will also find an application form.

How Pupil Premium Funding supports pupils at Ecclesfield School

If your child is eligible for free school meals, the school also receives ‘Pupil Premium’ funding. This funding helps us to secure the best possible outcomes for pupils through providing high quality teaching and learning. We have based our spending priorities on research, such as the Sutton Trust-EEF Teaching and Learning Toolkit, which provides guidance for schools on how to use their resources to improve the attainment of disadvantaged pupils.

How Can Pupil Premium Funding be Spent?

At Ecclesfield School we have identified three key strands which are advised by the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) as best-practice for schools in closing gaps for disadvantaged learners. At Ecclesfield, we recognise that in raising the achievement of disadvantaged students and promoting their wider personal development, we will also raise achievement and wider personal development of all students. 

This is how our Pupil Premium allocation will be spent:
1. Teaching  
2. Targeted Academic Intervention 
3. Wider Strategies 

Coronavirus Catch-Up Premium (CCP) – On Track Strategy

The CCP is a one-off payment allocated to schools for the academic year 2020-21. Ecclesfield School has been allocated £135,006. We have identified strategies that best fit the needs of our students to ensure they are ON TRACK following time away from face-to-face teaching due to national lockdown. At Ecclesfield, CCP funding is also intended to mitigate against any further disadvantage for learners who are disrupted through isolation and further enforced Tier 2- Tier 4 lock down.

We recognise that students who are disadvantaged, vulnerable and are newly vulnerable following lockdown are most likely to be in need of additional support in order to successfully access academic intervention and improved outcomes. Our ON TRACK strategy falls into the three EEF Tiers (Teaching; Targeted Academic Intervention; Wider Strategies). Our ON TRACK strategy is interlinked with the Pupil Premium Strategy for this reason. Please read the Pupil Premium Strategy in conjunction with our On Track Strategy.