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Pupil Premium/Catch Up

The Corsham School is committed to provide an excellent education for all of its students. Pupil Premium funding is intended to provide extra support for groups of students who nationally do not achieve as well as others through living in disadvantaged situations.

The funding is received by schools to raise the achievement of those on Free School Meals (FSM); those who have received these in the last 6 years (FSM6); those who have a parent in the armed forces (Service Children); and those students in care or who have been in care (LAC).

At The Corsham School, the primary use of funding is to ensure that all students have access to the best teaching, resulting in the best outcomes and leading students on to their chosen pathways. We also recognise that whilst excellent teaching will close attainment gaps there are also social issues which need addressing.

Some funds are used to remove obstacles to participation in activities and access to opportunities as well as supporting emotional and well-being of all students.

Small Group Tuition Funding

The Department of Education announced funding to support students whose learning was disrupted as a result of the COVID pandemic. This 16-19 Tuition Fund is available to all 16 to 19 providers such as The Corsham6th and is ring-fenced for 16 to 19 small group tuition only.

The funding can be used to support small group tuition for 16 to 19 students in English, maths, and other courses where learning has been disrupted. The guidance indicates that the supported students must be on a 16 to 19 study programme and who have not achieved grade 5 or above in GCSE maths and/or English by age 16. All will be on a 16 to 19 study programme. The subjects covered in the tuition will not be limited to English and maths but will be identified according to need and existing programmes.

The Corsham6th commits to using the small group tuition funding that it has been given to mitigate against the impact of the pandemic on our study programme for students. Sessions will be limited to three to five students per group and will be above and beyond normal timetabled hours. Students will be prioritised for small group tuition based on the guidance released by the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA).

The full guidance can be accessed via: