Pupil Premium & Y7 Catch Up funding

Provision for 2015-2016

Funding allocation for PP(FSM) in 2015-2016

 2015/16 Allocation FSM ( x £935)  144,925
2015/16 Allocation Services (x £300)    7,500
 2015/16 Allocation Post LAC ( x £1900)         1,900
 2015/16 Y7 Catch Up funding         17,000


What is the Pupil Premium (PP)?

The Pupil Premium is a sum of money received by the college, from Central Government funds, to provide additional resources for any pupil who is:

  • currently eligible for Free School Meals [FSM]
  • has been eligible for FSM in the past 6 years
  • designated a Child in Care [Looked After Children (LAC)]
  • a child whose parents are currently serving in the Armed Forces.

When the government publish data about the performance of pupils  in schools nationally, pupils in receipt of the Pupil Premium are referred to as ‘Disadvantaged pupils’. In addition, the college has the discretion to allocate PP funds to pupils who we believe are socially disadvantaged or vulnerable but who may not qualify for PP funding.


What is Y7 Catch Up?

The Government has made a commitment to provide additional funding to schools for each Year 7 pupil 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, such as individual tuition or intensive support in small groups, for those pupils that most need it.

Funding received by the College will be allocated to enable us to provide identified pupils with additional support in literacy and/or mathematics. This support will be delivered by qualified specialist teachers and progress will be monitored each term.


The vision for PP & Y7 Catch Up provision at Swanmore

At the heart of this provision lies the premise that every pupil, regardless of their socio-economic background or ability, should and will have access to the appropriate support to ensure they leave Swanmore College having reached or exceeded their potential; potential here means readiness for life beyond Swanmore, be it in further education, an apprenticeship, employment or readiness to be a happy and fulfilled member of society.

To this end, we are committed to ensure that this combined funding meets the academic, pastoral and social needs of all pupils who may require additional support to achieve their potential and close the attainment gap between them and their peers.

We have designed the Swanmore PP (ABC) Package to help us to achieve our vision.


The Swanmore PP (ABC) Package

The ABC package acknowledges that provision will be different for each pupil. In order to match a pupils needs to effective provision, a pupils’ circumstances will be matched against 3 key areas of support: practical, individual and family support.



  • All PP pupils will be identified as receiving package A, B or C.
  • A pupil may change packages according to a change in circumstances.
  • Each package will be tailored to the year group the pupil is in.
  • From September 2016 we aim to start to roll out the ABC package to at risk Non-PP pupils.



PP (A) Practical support with:

  • School equipment
  • Travel costs
  • Uniform
  • Access to educational trips
  • Extra-curricular activities
  • Enrichment

PP (B) All of (A) plus Individual support:

  • Academic / curricular 1:1 or small group intervention
  • In-class support
  • Pastoral support
  • Adult mentor
  • Pupil mentor / Buddy
  • Homework support
  • Access to Welfare / Pit Stop room

PP (C) All of (A), (B) plus Individual & Family Support

  • Home 2 School Link
  • Resources at home
  • Parent forums
  • Outside agencies

Factors that will influence the allocation of the right package will include:

  • Attendance
  • Progress
  • Behaviour
  • Parental support


More information on PP

Pupil Premium is a really good opportunity for eligible parents to secure financial support for their children.

For more information about free school meals in Hampshire, please contact HC3S on 023 8062 9388

If you have any questions, or would like to know more about Pupil Premium funding and how it could be used to benefit your child, please contact:

Mrs Tamsin Benton, Pupil Premium Mentor

Mrs Amanda Griffiths, Assistant Headteacher