Pupil & Catch-up Premium

Extra funding

The school receives extra funding from the government for three classes of students who may need extra support in order to reach their potential.

The three sources are Pupil Premium, Service pupil premium and catch up funding.

For each source of funding we analyse to find the main barriers to achievement and use the funding to address those barriers

Pupil premium

The school is allocated an amount of funding for pupil premium for any child who:-

·         Is entitled to free school meals

·         Has been entitled to free school meals in the last six years

·         Is in care

We analyse the barriers preventing these children from achieving and utilise the funding to enable them to have full access to the curriculum and to help them overcome the barriers.  In the region of 15% of our students are registered for free school meals or have been in the last 6 years.

For details of our strategy for 2018 19 please click here:

For details of our pupil premium budget for 2018 19, please click here.

For details of how we spent our pupil premium grant in 2017 18 please click here

Service pupil premium

Located between Larkhill and Bulford around 40% of the students that attend Avon Valley are from service families, either with parents still serving in the military or who have recently left the military. The service pupil premium funding is allocated to the school to help us overcome the unique difficulties of being a child from a service family.  The emotional needs surrounding deployment and the effects of regular posting are both examples of barriers to attainment faced by students from service families.

For details of our strategy please click here

Catch up premium

The literacy and numeracy catch-up premium gives state-funded schools 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). For details of our catch up premium budget, please click here.