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Pupil Premium & Catch-up Premium


Students eligible to receive this funding are in five groups:

  • students entitled to free school meals (FSM),
  • students that have been entitled to FSM during the last six years (Ever6),
  • children in care or looked after (CLA)
  • services children
  • children with a Special Guardianship Order (SGO).

The Government believes that the pupil premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between disadvantaged children and their wealthier / more advantaged peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.

Link to Great Baddow High School Pupil Premium Reports 

A catch-up premium for students leaving primary without reaching level 4 in English and/or mathematics was provided to schools in addition to the Pupil Premium. This funding enabled secondary schools to provide catch-up classes to narrow the gap between struggling Year 7 students and their peers.

Link to Great Baddow High School Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch-up Premium

Our records show that the intervention programmes have been successful and that we are closing the gap between students in this cohort and others in the school in the following areas: attendance, punctuality, behaviour incidents, exclusions, attainment and achievement.

How To Register For Free School Meals Entitlement

You can apply for Free School Meals if you are entitled to receive any of the following benefits:

  • Income Support.
  • Job Seekers Allowance – Income Based.
  • Employment and Support Allowance – Income Related.
  • Support under part V1 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999.
  • Child Tax Credit, provided you are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income that does not exceed £16,190.
  • Guarantee element of State Pension Credit.
  • Universal Credit - your household income must be less than £7,400 a year (after tax and not including any benefits you get).
  • Working Tax Credit run on - paid for four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit.

To apply for Free School Meals, simply click here and complete the simple online form. Please note that you will need your National Insurance Number available when completing the form.

If you need any help or confidential advice on its completion, please contact Mrs K Sperrin either by telephone or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..