Pupil Premium Strategy 2022-23

This statement details our school’s use of ‘pupil premium’ funding (and ‘recovery premium’ funding for the 2021-2022 academic year), to help improve provision and outcomes for our disadvantaged students.

Catch-Up Premium 2021-22

In June 2020 the government announced £1 billion of funding to support children and young people to catch up on missed learning caused by coronavirus (COVID19). This is especially important for the most vulnerable pupils and pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds who we know have been most affected. Click the link below to see how AGS used this funding to best support our students:

Click here to view ‘The Use Of Catch Up Premium’


16-19 Tuition Fund 2021-22

The 16 to 19 tuition fund is ring-fenced funding for schools, colleges and all other 16 to 19 institutions who receive annual funding allocations from ESFA for the provision of 16 to 19 education, to mitigate the disruption to learning arising from coronavirus (COVID-19).

Supporting students

The funding is to support small group tuition for students aged 16 to 19 in English, maths and other subjects that have been disrupted, including vocational and/or academic learning. Students aged 19 to 24 who have an education, health and care (EHC) plan are also eligible for support. All students must be on a 16 to 19 study programme and the funding should be used to support the tuition activity above and beyond the programmes of education already planned. It is for students who:

  • have not achieved a grade 4 or 5 in English and/or maths
  • have a grade 4 or above in English and/or maths, are from an economically disadvantaged background and would need catch-up support. These are defined as students from the 27% most economically deprived areas of the country based on the Index of Multiple Deprivation

What we do at AGS

We have for many years provided timetabled lessons for students who need to resit either English or maths in our 6th Form. This funding will contribute to the staffing of these lessons by AGS teaching staff whom the students know well.

Students will receive 2 one hour lessons a week (4 a fortnight) until they obtain a Grade 4 or above in either/both subjects. This will continue into Year 13 if necessary.