Notre Dame Catholic College
and Sixth Form

Premium Spend

Our history curriculum provides pupils with an introduction to the essential historical knowledge that they need to be educated citizens. It introduces students to the best that has been thought and said; and helps engender an appreciation of human creativity and achievement.

Key staff with responsibility for Pupil Premium:
​Mrs K Thomas (Senior Assistant Headteacher)

​The Government believes the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their peers, by ensuring funding to tackle disadvantage, reaches the pupils who need it most.

It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.

At Notre Dame, we find Pupil Premium an essential component to our school funding, which allows us to introduce, analyse and build strategies which ensure our students, in receipt of the grant, have a complete educational experience attain their full potential and the ‘gap’ between them and their peers is ‘narrowed’.

Download 2017/18 Report

Download 2018/19 Report

Download 2019/22 Report

Key staff with responsibility for catch-up premium:
​Mr G Walker (Assistant Headteacher c/o Literacy)
Mrs K Thomas (Senior Assistant Headteacher c/o Numeracy)

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.

In 2017 to 2018, funding to schools will be allocated on the basis that they receive the same overall amount of Year 7 catch up premium funding they received in 2016 to 2017. It will be adjusted to reflect the percentage change in the size of their Year 7 cohort, based on the October 2017 census.

View Year 7 Numeracy Report

View Year 7 Literacy Report

Key staff with responsibility for the Catch Up Premium:
Mrs K Thomas (Senior Assistant Headteacher)

The government announced £1 billion of funding to support children and young people to catch up lost time after school closure. This is especially important for the most vulnerable and disadvantaged backgrounds. This funding includes:

  • a one-off universal £650 million catch up premium for the 2020 to 2021 academic year to ensure that schools have the support they need to help all pupils make up for lost teaching time
  • a £350 million National Tutoring Programme to provide additional, targeted support for those children and young people who need the most help, which includes:

Notre Dame Catholic College use this funding for specific activities to support pupils to catch up for lost teaching over the previous months, in line with the curriculum expectations for the next academic year.