Pupil Premium and Catch Up Funding
The pupil premium is funding allocated to schools for the specific purpose of boosting the attainment of pupils from low-income families. Funding is based on children registered for a free school meal and children that have been in care for more than six months.
The aim of the Pupil Premium funding, which is additional to main school funding, is allocated to help address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) and their wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most. Whilst schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit, we are required to publish online information about how we have used the Premium.
Please find below our Pupil Premium information. You are able to access this information by clicking on the download link. This information is reviewed annually.
Catch Up Funding
Following the 2020 lockdown due to COVID-19 pandemic, schools have received an additional amount of money to provide catch-up support for those pupils that require it. At Bader Primary School, in order to utilise this additional funding in the best possible way, we have considered closely the research, and advice put forward by the EEF, and used timely assessments of both children’s academic and personal development needs to inform our decisions.