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Pupil Premium at Castle View Academy

In September 2011, the Government introduced a new factor into funding for schools – the Pupil Premium.

Additional funding is provided to schools in order to support students with their learning and provide free school meals for children of parents/ carers who receive any of the following benefits (information taken from the DfE website):

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Job Seekers' Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Child Tax Credit, provided they are not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190, as assessed by Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs.
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The Guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
  • Universal Credit

If you meet any of the above criteria, you can help make this additional funding available to the school to be able to support your child further by applying online at https://www.portsmouth.gov.uk/ext/schools-learning-and-childcare/schools/school-meals. Your child will then automatically qualify for free meals in school.


How will the impact of the spending of the Pupil Premium be measured?

At Castle View Academy, students eligible for the Pupil Premium are identified and tracked as a discrete group. Students’ progress is assessed, monitored and analysed at regular data collection points throughout the year. Heads of Departments work within each subject area to identify students who are at risk of falling behind and ensure support is put in place. Alongside this, our pastoral team and Heads of Year meet bi-weekly to discuss pupils’ attainment and a focus on Pupil Premium is built into those meetings. In addition to this, attendance and behaviour data are monitored to enable the identification of need, support and appropriate intervention.

Our strategy will be reviewed annually by the Senior Leadership Team and in consultation with Governors.  


Impact of Pupil Premium Spending for 2023 - 2024

Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch-Up Funding

In January 2013, the government launched a new initiative to provide additional funding to schools for each Year 7 student who did not achieve at least Level 4 in the Key Stage 2 National Curriculum tests in reading and/or mathematics.  The purpose of this funding is to enable schools to deliver additional support for students who need it most.  


Covid/Catch-Up Funding: 2021-2022

Covid Catch-Up Funding: 2020-2021


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