Funding and Reporting

Catch Up Funding

Catch Up Funding Strategy 2020-2021

Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium (PP), is a sum of money allocated to schools to provide additional support to students who are (or have been at some point in their schooling) entitled to Free School Meals (FSM) or who may face other significant challenges in their lives which act as a barrier to their learning. Nationally, there is a gap between the performance of students entitled to FSM and other students.

The Pupil Premium Funding that RGTS received in the academic year 18/19 is £118,900.83.

In 2016, 30% of our Year 11 cohort were classed as PP students and their Progress 8 score for was +0.11 (all students +0.42)

All students in the Year 11 cohort have progressed to further education or training, which shows that pupil premium spending has been well targeted and has helped the achievement of this group of students.

We will continue to provide support for all our students identified as vulnerable in a variety of ways to ensure that that they meet their targets. Our aim is to further reduce the differences between the achievement and progress of disadvantaged students against all students.

If you feel that your child may be eligible for FSM support but is not currently receiving it, please look at the eligibility information on the school website or contact the school office.

It is quick and easy to check and it means that the school receives the correct funding. If your child currently receives or used to receive, FSM support and you feel that there is something specific that would further enhance their learning, please contact your child’s Head of Year in the first instance.

Pupil Premium Strategy 2020-21 and Impact Review 2019-20

Pupil Premium Strategy 2019-20

Pupil Premium Strategy Impact Report 2018-19

Pupil Premium Strategy 2018-19

Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch-up Premium

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).

RGTS received £8418 in the Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch-Up Premium for 2019-2020.

Year 7 Catch Up Premium Strategy 2019-2020

Allocation of 16-19 tuition fund 

Our aim is to ensure that a strategic approach to the spending of the 16 to 19 tuition fund enables all disadvantaged students at Royal Greenwich Trust School Sixth Form to reach their full potential. 

When prioritising the allocation of funds, the school has considered what will be most effective for our eligible students, taking into account students’ needs, data from specific subjects and local circumstances. The priority areas for the spending will be as follows; 

  • Eligible students in both Year 12 and 13 with significant gaps in their learning for maths  
  • Eligible Year 13 students in subjects with the lowest rates of progress  
  • Eligible students in both Year 12 and Year 13 whose level of literacy is a barrier to their learning 
  • SEND students who have experienced additional disruption to learning because of their specific needs

Eligible students in Year 12 who study mathematics and have significant gaps in their prior learning as evidenced through baseline assessments, will be supported by small group tuition. The use of the baseline tests to plan the sessions will ensure that the tuition is focused on students’ specific needs. To ensure the quality of provision, catch-up tuition (with groups of 5 or less) will be led primarily by existing teaching staff.  

Spending for eligible Year 13 students will be prioritised for subjects who currently have the lowest rates of progress.

Students in both Year 12 and Year 13 whose level of literacy is a barrier to their learning will also be supported through small group tuition, focusing on academic writing skills.  These sessions will be facilitated where possible by existing staff and academic mentors.