Pupil Premium and Catch-Up Premium

The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England. It is designed to help disadvantaged pupils of all abilities perform better, and to close the gap between them and their peers. The school receives funding for pupils in Years 7 to 11 who have received Free School Meals (FSM) at any point in the last six years, and also for any pupil who is or has been in Local Authority care. A smaller amount of funding is allocated to the school for children of parents serving in the armed forces.

The literacy and numeracy catch-up premium is used to support pupils in Year 7 who did not reach the expected standards in reading or maths at primary school.

Pupil Premium Strategy Statement

Outcomes for Disadvantaged Students

Catch-Up Premium

Free School Meals

For help and guidance on eligibility and applying for Free School Meals click here to link to South Gloucestershire Council's website


Pupil Premium at Chipping Sodbury School

As a guide, funding is used broadly to (a) support disadvantaged students alongside other vulnerable students, and (b) remove barriers to attainment or achievement for individual students, and (c) support the training and development of staff with the clear aim of reducing the effects of disadvantage. These may include:

  • Additional support with literacy and numeracy
  • Support from Teaching Assistants
  • Alternative curriculum provision
  • Staffing costs for additional academic and well-being support
  • Increases in teaching time and reduction of class sizes
  • Staff training on classroom pedagogy and supporting disadvantaged students
  • Educational resources and equipment for students
  • Exam resit costs for individual students to improve GCSE grades
  • Assistance with the cost of curriculum trips and other subject-related activities
  • Support with uniform costs in cases of genuine hardship
  • Support with other opportunities for enhancing and complementing learning, such as music tuition, sports activities, cultural visits and experiences for helping students to plan for their future

Please note that there is no entitlement to funding for individual students, and that decisions for support are made by the school on a case-by-case basis after careful consideration of need and impact. For any queries relating to the Pupil Premium, and for any comments or suggestions, please contact Mr Pugh (Associate Assistant Headteacher) by email at chris.pugh@chippingsodburyschool.com


Catch-Up Premium at Chipping Sodbury School

This funding is used to help students in Year 7 reach the levels of literacy and numeracy needed to access the curriculum in secondary school through small-group intervention lessons with specialist teachers and teaching assistants. For questions relating to the Catch-Up Premium, please contact Mr. Lewis (Head of English) or Mr. Chapman (Head of Mathematics) by email at simon.lewis@chippingsodburyschool.com or chris.chapman@chippingsodburyschool.com