What is the Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium is additional funding given to schools to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities to fulfil their potential. Saddleworth School receives additional funding for:
- Every pupil who has received a free school meal during the past six years.
- Looked After Children
- Children who have been adopted from Care (Parents will need to notify the school so that the Pupil Premium Plus funding can be applied for – please click here for further information).
What is the Service Pupil Premium (SPP)?
Additional funding is also given to schools to support children with parents in the regular armed forces. The SPP is there for schools to provide mainly pastoral support for service children. Parents will need to notify the school so that the funding can be applied for. For more information about SPP please click here.
Is my child eligible for free school meals?
If you are not sure whether your child is eligible for free school meals, please click here for the information letter.
How to apply for free school meals?
You can apply online to Oldham Council here:
How Pupil Premium Funding supports pupils at Saddleworth 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’s EEF Teaching and Learning Toolkit, which provides guidance for schools on how to use their resources to improve the attainment of disadvantaged pupils.
What is the Catch-Up Premium?
The Catch-Up Premium gives schools additional funding to support Year 7 students who did not achieve the expected standard at the end of Key Stage 2 i.e. a scaled score of less than 100. The funding is designed to raise the attainment of these students so that they narrow the gaps that exist between them and their peers.
How Catch-Up Premium Funding supports pupils at Saddleworth School
At Saddleworth School we recognise the importance of early identification of gaps in student learning and the need to act quickly and decisively to address these. Our aim is to ensure that wherever possible, all students meet age-related expectations and have full access to the range of subjects within the curriculum. Catch-Up Premium funding is used to provide targeted literacy and/or numeracy interventions for relevant students.
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