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About Pupil Premium

As a Free School, The Royal is entitled to a certain amount of Pupil Premium funding to help narrow the gap between the performance of different students and different groups of students.

Funding is allocated based on the number of pupils we have in School who are entitled to free school meals. The money does not go directly to the family but must be used by the School each year for the benefit of all Pupil Premium pupils.

As a Free school, we pledge that the funding we receive will be carefully invested into specific projects to: 

Ensure that all students make better than expected progress in relation to their starting points and that students are academically competent and have a well-developed range of reading, writing, communication and mathematical skills.

Make sure that our students understand themselves as learners, know how to ‘problem-solve’ and become increasingly independent, as well as being emotionally resilient and enjoy positive relationships in school by being the very best they can be.

Encourage students to be confident in themselves, enjoy school and attend regularly and that they are supported and challenged to have the highest possible aspirations for themselves regarding future plans.

Click on the link below to see in more detail how Pupil Premium funding will enable this to be achieved:

Senior Premium and Catch Up Funding 2021-22

Primary Premium and Catch Up Funding

Royal Sport Premium Spend 2020/21

16-19 Tuition Fund

About Y7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch Up Funding

The literacy and numeracy catch-up premium gives schools additional funding to support Year 7 pupils who did not achieve at least level 4 in reading and/or maths at the end of key stage 2 (KS2).

Each year schools receive an additional £500 for each pupil in year 7 who did not achieve at least level 4 in reading and/or maths at the end of KS2.

Purpose of funding

Schools assess the individual needs of each of the pupils who attract the year 7 catch-up premium to decide the best way to use the funding. This may involve individual tuition, intensive small-group tuition, or buying in external services and materials, such as computer-based learning resources.

Literacy and Numeracy Catch Up Funding Strategy



Flexibility – we have packages available for flexi boarding which might suit busy families where both parents work late or where parents may want some time away.

3 night stays mid-week for £135

3 night weekend stay which includes an activity for £155

Single night £55

Routine – structured evenings including a supervised prep, evening activities and a good bedtime routine ensuring our boarders are well rested for the next day.

Enrichment – our boarding houses are incredibly diverse and act as an opportunity for boarders to experience cultures from all around the world. The nurturing environment helps them develop socially and helps prepare them for life after school.

Family – We have a strong family ethos here at The Royal School, strengthened by our fantastic and experienced staff and their own families including our much-loved Harry (4) and Thomas (1) who have all the boarders in the palm of their hands.

To find out more contact admissions