Pupil Premium, Sports Premium and COVID Premium


Year 7 catch up grant

Schools receive a sum of money for each pupil in Year 7 who did not meet the expected standard in reading and writing at the end of Key Stage 2. In 2019/20 there were 28 pupils in Y7, none of whom met the expected standard. The school received £14,500.

Niels Chapman Secondary School received £7,250 which provided additional staffing to allow more individual support for pupils. This enabled staff to help the pupils settle into their new school and focus on learning.

Margaret Brearley School received £7,250 which was spent on sensory resources to motivate the pupils to use their vision, touch and hearing and to engage in positive exploration.

Due to the Covid pandemic there was a shortfall in spending which will be carried forward to 20/21.

In 2020/21 there are 32 pupils in Y7, none of whom met the expected standard. Including the carry forward the school received £22,410. Niels Chapman Secondary School received £15,406 which will provide 23 hours additional staffing to provide individual support for practical activities and activities outside the classroom for those pupils with most complex needs .

Margaret Brearley School received £7,003 which will be spent on further resources for sensory development and early literacy. 

Sports Grant

The PE and Sport Premium Grant is designed to help primary schools improve the quality of the PE and sport activities that they offer to their pupils. In 2019 – 2020 Whitefield Schools received £15000 and we will receive the same amount for 2020 – 2021. You can read about how we spend it and how it benefits our pupils in the Whitefield Schools PE and Sports Grant 2019-2021 below:

Whitefield Schools PE and Sports Grant 2019-2021

Pupil Premium Grant

The Pupil Premium Grant exists to support the education of disadvantaged pupils, defined as those who have been eligible for Free School Meals at any point in the previous 6 years. Whitefield will receive £168,000 for 2019/20.

This will be used to support the school’s Family Support Team, to ‘buy in’ additional Speech and Language Therapy and Occupational Therapy and to enrich the curriculum through purchasing resources targeted at individuals and funding expressive arts activities on site.

Read how Pupil Premium was spent below: