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Kidsgrove Primary School

Empowering Learners...Growing Minds

Pupil Premium Grant and Covid Catch up

What is Pupil Premium?

The Pupil Premium is funding allocated to schools for the specific purpose of boosting the attainment of pupils from low-income families, for supporting children with parents in the regular armed forces, as well as those currently, or who have ever been, in Local Authority care.   

Funding is allocated to children who are currently on Free School Meals (FSM) or have been on FSM at any time over the last six years (the Ever6 measure), to those with families in the regular armed forces, to children currently in Local Authority Care or children who have been in care in the past.


Why has it been introduced?

The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) and their wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most. Whilst schools are allowed to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit, the Government requires that a report of how the Pupil Premium has been spent, including the impact of that expenditure, is produced each year.


Please read the information below which gives details of our Pupil Premium grant and how we allocate the funding.


All schools are requested to publish how they have used specific funding known as the Pupil Premium. More information about the Pupil Premium can be found at the following link:

Pupil Premium Statement 2023 - 2024

Pupil Premium Statement 2022-2023

Accounting information can be found here.

What is Covid Catch up?

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


Schools should use this funding for specific activities to support their pupils to catch up for lost teaching over the previous months and have the flexibility to spend  their funding in the best way for their children and circumstances.


At Kidsgrove Primary School, our Catch Up Premium allocation plans to ensure children catch up on any lost learning time and potential gaps in knowledge. This plan will focus on quality first teaching, teachers delivering quality tutoring that is linked to the learning in the classroom, specific year group interventions, classroom intervention and small group targeted support with the child’s health and well-being at the centre of all we do.


Leaders in school have been following best practice guidance documents and approaches published by the Department of Education (DfE) and the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) 'tiered approach' model to ensure the additional funding is directed in the most effective way.


Approaches taken by the school will be driven by our detailed knowledge of our children’s current attainment and will draw upon evidence-based approaches that are proven to have a positive impact on closing gaps.

Covid Catch up plan

Evidence Based research to support the Covid Catch Up 



Quality First Teaching in every class

Reading Strategies (+6)

Mastery (+5)

  Collaborative Learning Approaches (+5)

  Feedback (+6)

Phonics (+5)



In-class same day interventions and support

Phonics (+5)

One to One Interventions (+5)



Specialist teachers and TAs provide additional oral development interventions  

Oral Language Interventions (+6)



NTP 1:2/3 tutoring

One to One Tuition (+5)

Peer Tutoring (+4)



Emotional Coaching to support pupils with more mental wellbeing and SEMH difficulties.

Emotional coaching and self regulation (+7)