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"Castle School Education Trust is committed to high quality education across the primary, secondary and sixth form key stages. Our schools cover the South Gloucestershire area. We encourage independence within each school within a strong framework of values."

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Downend

  •    Term 2 finishes at 12.20 pm on Friday 21st December.  Term 3 starts for student on Tuesday 8th January (Monday 7th January is an Inset Day)  

Pupil Premium (Closing The Gap)

The Government provides extra funding for students who are (or have been) eligible for free school meals or Looked After children.  This group has been identified by the Government because research shows that nationally, students in these categories do significantly less well than other similar students. The funding is designed to help bridge the gap in progress, and ensure that all our students are academically successful.  

This additional funding is called Pupil Premium and is ring fenced from the school’s general budget.  It sits as a separate budget allocated on the basis of the number of students who qualify for Pupil Premium assistance.  

We have reflected carefully on our previous work to help close the Pupil Premium gap and reviewed the the approach we wish to take in 2018/19.  In our  'Closing The Gap Plan', we set out our intentions as well as the steps we intend to take.  The plan brings together our Literacy and Numeracy Catch-up Plan, and some elements of our planning for Year 11 success, in order to to maximise impact. 

It is a work in progress and we intend to review the plan formally after Christmas and just before Easter.  That way, we will be able to respond effectively to new information and changing need. 

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