Pupil Premium

North Ridge Community School - Pupil Premium

Premium Funding

Pupil Premium is an additional funding grant given to schools so that we can raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities, to allow them to reach their potential.

The funding per-pupil rate for 2020 to 2021 is as follows:

Disadvantaged pupils 

Pupil premium per pupil 

Pupils in year groups reception to year 6 recorded as Ever 6 free school meals (FSM)


Pupils in years 7 to 11 recorded as Ever 6 FSM


Looked-after children (LAC) defined in the Children Act 1989 as one who is in the care of, or provided with accommodation by, an English local authority


Children who have ceased to be looked after by a local authority in England and Wales because of adoption, a special guardianship order, or child arrangements order (previously known as a residence order)


Service children 

Service premium per pupil 

Pupils in year groups reception to year 11 recorded as Ever 6 service child or in receipt of a child pension from the Ministry of Defence


The NRCS Pupil Premium Strategy Plan 2020-21 are currently under review.

Pupil Premium Strategy Plan 2020-21

Year 7 Catch-up Grant

100% of students in this year’s Year 7 intake did not achieve Level 4 at the end of Key Stage 2 in Reading/Literacy and/or Maths. The Department for Education (DfE) provides us with an additional £500 for each student to provide them with extra support to ‘catch up’.

  • We expect schools to use the funding to provide additional teaching support to pupils who have not reached level 4 in Reading/Literacy and/or Maths at the end of Year 6
  • Funding is £500 per pupil who have not reached Level 4 in either area

Using the Funding

  • Schools should assess the needs of individual pupils to decide the best way to use the funding
  • Schools should select programmes and approaches for which there is the good evidence of effectiveness in improving outcomes

 Effective use of funding to support catch-up may include:

  • Individual tuition in addition to classroom teaching. Schools should take care to minimise risks from pupils missing out on mainstream lessons
  • Intensive small-group tuition, perhaps supported by new classroom materials and resources. This could take place at lunchtimes or after school
  • Purchasing external services and materials to add to those provided by the school, for example tutor services or proven computer-based learning or online support

Outline of Y7 Catch up allocation 19-20

Please click here to see our Y7 Literacy Catch Up Funding 2016-17

Please click here to see our Y7 Numeracy Catch Up Funding 2016-17

Please click here to see our Y7 Literacy Catch Up Funding 2017-18

Please click here to see our Y7 Numeracy Catch Up Funding 2017-18

The EFA 16-19 Bursary Grant 

The 16-19 Bursary Fund helps 16 to 19-year-olds continue in education, where they might otherwise struggle for financial reasons. It is made up of two parts – bursaries of £1200 a year to the most vulnerable young people and a discretionary fund for schools, colleges, academies, training providers and local authorities (providers) to distribute as they feel is necessary where a pupil is eligible. 

Priority Award 

Young people in the defined vulnerable groups will receive bursaries of £1200 a year (awarded in three equal payments, each term). Pupils in the priority group fall in to one of the following: 

  • children in care 
  • care leavers 
  • those pupils receiving income support 
  • those pupils in receipt of both Employment Support Allowance (ESA) and Disability Living Allowance (DLA)

Discretionary Award 

A discretionary award may be granted because of a low household income (currently £20,000 or below, unless there are exceptional circumstances).  Discretionary payments are awarded to cover expenses relating to:- 

  • Uniform 
  • School trips – predominantly residentials 

The Priority award is funded each year once the initial claim has been submitted and eligibility has been confirmed (an eligibility check is performed automatically each year). Pupils must submit a new claim for each discretionary award.

Further info: 16-to-19-financial-support-for-students 


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