The College’s Pupil Premium Strategy has been agreed by the Local Governing Body and forms the strategic planning for a three year period in managing the use of pupil premium. This strategy is reviewed annually by the 31st December to allow the needs of the new intake to be considered. It identifies the specific challenges faced by our disadvantaged and vulnerable pupils and the strategies which will be implemented through high quality teaching, targeted academic support and wider strategies.


Our intention is that all students, irrespective of their background or the challenges they face, make good progress and achieve high attainment across the curriculum.

The focus of our pupil premium strategy is to support financially disadvantaged pupils to achieve that goal. The activity we have outlined in our strategy statement is also intended to support vulnerable pupils needs, regardless of whether they are disadvantaged or not.

High-quality teaching is at the heart of our approach, with a focus on areas in which disadvantaged pupils require the most support. This is proven to have the greatest impact on closing the disadvantage attainment gap and at the same time will benefit the non-disadvantaged pupils in the College.

Our strategy is also integral to wider College plans for education recovery, notably in its targeted support through tutoring and intervention for pupils whose education has been worst affected, including non-disadvantaged pupils.

Our approach will be responsive to common challenges and individual needs, the approaches we have adopted complement each other to help pupils excel. To ensure they are effective we will:

  • ensure disadvantaged pupils are challenged in the work that they are set
  • act early to intervene at the point need is identified
  • adopt a whole College approach in which all staff take responsibility for disadvantaged pupils’ outcomes and raise expectations of what they can achieve

You may read the most up to date Pupil Premium Strategy here

Further information can be found by contacting Alex Emmerson, Vice Principal.

The Catmose College Local Governing Body Link Governor is Alex Mould.


If you would like to apply for Free School Meal funding please complete the application form and return to the Finance Team, either by dropping at the College reception or via email

The Free School Meal Application form can be downloaded here