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"Castle School Education Trust is committed to high quality education across the primary, secondary and sixth form key stages. Our schools cover the South Gloucestershire area. We encourage independence within each school within a strong framework of values."

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  • Open Evening will take place on Thursday 19th September 5:45-8:00pm.  Headteacher talks will take place at 5:45pm, 6:30pm and 7:15pm.  Open mornings will run from Monday 23rd September until Thursday 24th October 9-10:30am, you can book appointments during Open Evening

Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 and is allocated to schools to work with pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point within the last six years. (Ever 6 FSM)

Schools also receive funding for children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months, and children of service personnel.

Literacy and Numeracy Catch-up

The literacy and numeracy catch-up premium gives state-funded schools 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 (KS2).

At Downend School we have a combined Vulnerable Groups plan. This plan covers provision for students who are eligible for Pupil Premium funding or catch up funding. Please see below for the current plan. 

Literacy and Numeracy Catch-up - Vulnerable Groups Plan 2019/20

2019/20 Pupil Premium Information

Pupil Premium plan 19-20


Pupil Premium Information from previous years

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