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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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Pupil Premium & catch-up funding - Closing The Gap

The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 and is funding from the Government allocated to schools to work with pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point within the last six years. (Ever 6 FSM)

Schools also receive funding  for children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months, and children of service personnel.

The funding is designed to help bridge the gap in progress, and ensure that all our students are academically successful.  

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2020/21 Catch-up Premium Plan

Children and young people across the country have experienced unprecedented disruption to their education as a result of coronavirus. 

The government has announced £1 billion of funding to support children and young people to catch up. This includes a one-off universal £650 million catch-up premium for the 2020 to 2021 academic year to ensure that schools have the support they need to help all pupils make up for lost teaching time.

Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch-up Premium

 The Literacy and Numeracy Catch-up Premium gives schools additional funding to support year 7 students who did not achieve the expected standard in Reading or Mathematics at the end of Key Stage 2 (year 6). The expected standard is a scaled score of 100 .  

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.  

At The Castle School, we are committed to enabling all our students to develop their skills in literacy and numeracy.  We believe that success in these core areas helps pave the way for future success across the curriculum and beyond.