Pupil Premium & Year 7 catch-up premium

The Tonbridge Federation
Please note that the data in this report is based on the school's own analysis. The report was considered and approved by the Governing Body prior to the publication of national data by the Department for Education.

The latest Pupil Premium Strategy Statement can be downloaded here

(This was agreed at the Governing Body meeting held in September 2018.)
Principles for the use of funding agreed by the Governing Body:
  • We ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all of our children.
  • We ensure that appropriate provision is made for children who belong to vulnerable groups, this includes ensuring that the needs of socially disadvantaged children are adequately assessed and addressed.
  • In making provision for socially disadvantaged children, we recognise that not all children who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged. We also recognise that not all children who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals. We reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium Funding to support any child or group of children the federation has legitimately identified as being socially disadvantaged.
  • Pupil Premium Funding will be allocated following a needs analysis which will identify priority groups or individuals. Limited funding and resources means that not all children receiving free school meals will be in receipt of Pupil Premium interventions at one time.

Year 7 catch-up premium -  report

The school received £17,000 in 2017/18 for this purpose.

The funding was used for:

  • Additional staffing within the REAL curriculum to create an additional nurture class to support the improvements in reading and writing (including grammar, punctuation and spelling) for our lowest ability students on entry. The greatest barrier to students being able to catch-up is very low reading and spelling ages. Additional funding to facilitate this is also made available through the Pupil Premium Strategy.