Inspiring Education, Inspiring Lives!

In addition to their allocated school budget, all schools receive additional funding to help target support for groups of students across the school.  Schools are required to plan effectively to ‘close the gap’ between key groups of students and accelerate progress for those students who may have either performed below the expected standard at key stages of their education or fallen behind due to school closure.  There are 4 main strategies which impact on the work at Oldbury Wells School (including Bridgnorth 6th Form):

  1. Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch-Up Funding.  The literacy and numeracy catch-up premium gives state-funded schools, including special schools and alternative provision settings, additional funding to support year 7 pupils who did not achieve the expected standard in reading or maths at the end of key stage 2 (KS2).
  1. Catch Up Premium.  The government announced £1 billion of funding to support children and young people to catch up lost time after school closure.  School will identify targeted intervention and support for identified groups of students.
  1. Pupil Premium.  Publicly-funded schools in England get extra funding from the government to help them improve the attainment of their disadvantaged pupils.
  1. 16-19 Tuition Fund.  Additional funding for one-year for schools, colleges and other 16 to 19 providers to mitigate the disruption to learning arising from coronavirus (COVID-19).

Strategy Documents