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Pupil Premium

We are committed to ensuring that all pupils are enabled to achieve their full potential. We therefore welcome the new source of funding: the Pupil Premium. This is additional to the main school funding and is given by the Government to schools to support children who are eligible for free school meals and to help raise their attainment levels. Please click on the links below to find out more.

Covid Catch Up Strategy

The government announced £1 billion of funding to support children and young people to catch up lost time after school closure. This is especially important for the most vulnerable and disadvantaged backgrounds. This funding 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.

At Christ Church, this money was used in order to provide:

  • Additional teaching staff to develop the outcomes of children who have been identified as needing “catch up” in their learning.
  • Additional Teaching Assistant time for every class.

There are two broad aims for “catch up” at Christ Church:

  • The attainment outcomes at the end of 2021-22 for all year groups will be in line with school expectations and that gaps have been closed.
  • The mental health needs of pupils are met and supported by the school.