Pupil Premium and Catch Up Premium


Pupil Premium funding is additional to main school funding. Schools have the freedom to spend the Pupil Premium in a way they think will best support the raising of attainment. They also have the responsibility to report on Pupil Premium allocation, spend and impact.

At the start of the academic year every Pupil Premium student and their parents/carers are invited to a meeting at school.

Before the meeting both student and parent are asked to think about what progress the student has made to date and look for areas where support might be needed in future. As a result of this meeting up to three targets are set. These targets will be reviewed throughout the year.

A discussion is also likely to be had about use of the funding to best meet the needs of the individual. There is a whole variety of ways in which Pupil Premium students are supported at Maiden Erlegh School in Reading.
They might receive:
• extra tuition in small groups or one to one
• specialist support for specific educational difficulties
• access to enrichment activities
• access to mentoring
• support from a counsellor

Additionally, we will set aside a £100 Personal Allowance for each Pupil Premium child and £150 for each Pupil Premium child who is currently receiving Free School Meals.  The allowance is intended to help with buying uniform, equipment or paying for school trips. Any expense must be agreed in advance and a receipt provided.

We also believe that every child should visit our Outdoor Education Centre, Tirabad, at least once in their school career. Therefore we will fund one trip to Tirabad during your child’s time at Maiden Erlegh.

It is hoped that this process will give both parents and children a better understanding of what is available to them and will provide a point of contact in school for matters relating to Pupil Premium and financial hardship. We understand that for many people this is a very sensitive issue and this is uppermost in our minds when discussing the Pupil Premium. Students and their parents should rest assured that we will handle any discussions with discretion.

Please click  here for our Pupil Premium Provision Statement 2015/16.

Please click here for our 2015/2016 Pupil Premium impact statement.

Please click here for our Pupil Premium Provision Statement and strategic plan 2016/17.


The literacy and numeracy catch-up premium gives schools additional funding to support year 7 pupils who did not achieve at least level 4 in reading and/or maths at the end of key stage 2 (KS2) or who had low standardised scores in their KS2 tests (Year 7 in 2016). At Maiden Erlegh we use this to fund our Purple Pathway. This is a curriculum pathway through year 7 and 8 especially designed to meet the needs of these specific children. Classes are taught in small groups with TA support with an emphasis on literacy and numeracy.

Please click  here for our 2015/2016 Catch Up Premium impact statement.

Please click here for our plans for use of Catch Up Premium money in 2016/17

Mr A Johnson
Head of School (Acting)
Maiden Erlegh School in Reading

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