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Gunnersbury Catholic School

Pupil Premium and Catch-Up Premium

"Gunnersbury Catholic School is a thriving, vibrant and caring learning community within which pupils are stretched intellectually and foster a love of learning, whilst feeling valued, happy and safe" (OFSTED)

What is the Pupil Premium Grant?

The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers. Disadvantaged pupils are those eligible for free school meals or who have been eligible at any time in the past six years (Ever 6); those who have been in the care of the local authority and children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces.

Total number of pupil premium students on roll


Total number of students on roll (including sixth form)


Total Pupil premium budget (estimated)


Date for next review of strategy

September 2021








Barriers to Education 2020-21

The barriers and challenges disadvantaged pupils face at Gunnersbury are complex and varied – there is no single difficulty faced by all.

Barriers can include

    • Attendance and punctuality issues
    • Low levels of literacy and numeracy
    • Lack of engagement with their learning in school
    • Lack of study facilities at home
    • Low self esteem
    • Financial difficulties
    • Lack of opportunities to engage in wider enrichment to support their learning
    • Gaps in learning due to COVID-19 and the on going effect on students’ education



How Pupil Premium Funding will be used to address those barriers



Details and Impact

Estimated Cost

Cost of Staff to allow setting and small groups






KS4 - Saturday, Half-Term and Easter revision and intervention classes

  • Supporting targeted groups and those below target to catch up and be prepared for their examinations(Particularly English and Maths)


Monitoring of PP students following assessment points

  • Support and intervention put in place where needed


KS5 – Saturday and half term sessions. Small intervention groups in key areas.

  • In all subjects.
  • In school extra Mathematics sessions with a graduate TA


Mentoring and Support

  • Lead Learning Mentor supports students in terms of wellbeing and motivation
  • Nurture Groups, social skills, in class support via a Teaching Assistant




Provide students with revision materials

  • Key students will receive extra revision resources and books


Lexia Phonics Programme

  • Raise reading age for students with low reading ages




  • Ensure that the attendance of pupils premium students


Music Tuition

  • Lessons subsidised for students



Extra-Curricular Activities

  • Activities are subsidised for students(especially if course related)


Allocated funding for DSL/Pastoral Deputy head

  • Providing pastoral financial support when required



(See the attachment below for the Impact of the Pupil premium 2019/20)