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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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  • Mon 24 Feb -Wed 4 Mar Year 11 PPE Exams     Wed 26 Feb Year 12 Parents Evening (16:30-19:30)     Sat 29 Feb - Sun 8 Mar Exchange Visit to Germany     Mon 9 Mar - Fri 13 Mar Year 10 Work Experience Week     Mon 9 Mar - Fri 13 Mar Year 13 Exam Week      Thu 26 Mar Year 11 Parents Evening (16:30-19:30)     Wed 1 April Year 8 Parents Evening (16:30-19:30)     Fri 3 April INSET Day. End of Term 4.

Pupil Premium (Closing The Gap)

The Government provides extra funding for students who are (or have been) eligible for free school meals or Looked After children.  This group has been identified by the Government because research shows that nationally, students in these categories do significantly less well than other similar students. The funding is designed to help bridge the gap in progress, and ensure that all our students are academically successful.  

This additional funding is called Pupil Premium and is ring fenced from the school’s general budget.  It sits as a separate budget allocated on the basis of the number of students who qualify for Pupil Premium assistance.  

We have reflected carefully on our previous work to help close the Pupil Premium gap and reviewed the approach we wish to take in 2019/20.  In our  'Closing The Gap Plan', we set out our intentions as well as the steps we intend to take.  The plan brings together our Literacy and Numeracy Catch-up Plan, and some elements of our planning for Year 11 success, in order to maximise impact. 

It is a work in progress and we intend to review the plan on a regular basis.  That way, we will be able to respond effectively to new information and changing need. 

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