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Bolton St Catherine's Academy

Bolton St Catherine's Academy

Pupil Premiums

The pupil premium funding is given to schools to support eligible groups of children.

We aim to provide experiences, support and resources to ensure these children achieve equal progress to other children with similar starting points. We need to invest in developing a child's independence in learning, their self-esteem, their speech and communication and supporting them emotionally in order for them to be able to develop as learners and make the progress they deserve.

We currently receive two streams of additional funding for Primary and two for Secondary:

Pupil Premium

Introduced in April 2011, the Pupil Premium is a Government initiative that provides additional funding aimed at pupils from deprived backgrounds. Research shows that pupils from deprived backgrounds underachieve compared to their non-deprived peers. The Pupil Premium is provided in order to support these pupils in reaching their potential by accelerating their progress.

The Government has used pupils entitled to Free School Meals and those who are looked after as an indicator for deprivation. They have given a fixed amount of money to schools per pupil, based on the number of pupils registered for Free School Meals and who are looked after by the local authority. A premium has also been introduced for children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces. This service premium is designed to address the emotional and social well-being of these pupils.


Primary Pupil Premium Funding and Strategies - 3 year plan for 2021 - 2022 to 2024 - 2025

Primary - £227,305 - Pupil Premium Strategy Statement

Primary - £20,800 - Pupil Premium Catch Up Plan


Secondary Pupil Premium Funding and Strategies - 2022 - 2023

Secondary - £576,125 - Combined Pupil Premium & Recovery Strategy


Secondary Pupil Premium Funding and Strategies - 2021 - 2022

Secondary - £420,180.25 - Pupil Premium Strategy Statement

Secondary - £48,111 - Pupil Premium Catch Up Plan 

PE and Sport Premium

Schools receive PE and sport premium funding based on the number of pupils in years 1 to 6.

With this funding we must make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport we offer.

Here is our strategy: Primary Sports Premium Strategy 


Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch-up Premium

The literacy and numeracy catch-up premium gives schools additional funding to support Year 7 pupils who did not achieve at least a level 4 in reading and or/maths at the end of Key Stage 2.

Schools decide how this additional funding should be spent to best support the boosting of these young people's progress.

In 2019 - 2020 the Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch-up Premium Funding we received was £13,767

Unfortunately for 2020 - 2021 funding available has been withdrawn by the government and has not yet been confirmed if it will be available again in the future.


How we spent our allocation for 2019/20

Maths Interventions

A Teaching Assistant who specialises in numeracy has been redirected to give students a mix of small group work and if needed 1:1

  • Developing students understanding of core mathematical principles.
  • Giving students the time and support to practise and master core mathematical skills.
  • Building student's confidence in maths and fostering enthusiasm for the subject.
  • Extra staffing for smaller Maths groups.
  • Resourcing PIXL interventions.

English/Reading interventions

  • Three TAs will be leading a range of bespoke reading/literacy interventions before and after school. Time is also made available on Wednesday afternoons for this provision.
  • We also offer Private Tuition before school to boost reading and handwriting skills.
  • Extra staffing for smaller English groups.
  • Resourcing PIXL interventions.
  • Accelerated reader programme.
  •  Coronavirus (COVID-19) Catch up Plans