The William Allitt School

The William Allitt School

Learning Without Limits

Finance and Funding

Our schools financial benchmarking information can be found below:

Pupil Premium funding information can be found here.

Below is the information for Our School's employees who have a gross annual salary of £100,000 or more in increments of £10,000.

Annual Salary

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Covid-19 Catch Up Premium 

The DfE has allocated £650 million to be spent on ensuring all pupils have the chance to catch up on missed education during the Covid-19 pandemic. Schools should use this funding for specific activities to support their pupils to catch up for lost teaching over the previous months, in line with the guidance on curriculum expectations for the next academic year. Schools have the flexibility to spend their funding in the best way for their cohort and circumstances. 

Whilst headteachers will decide how the money is spent, the Education Endowment Foundation has published guidance on effective interventions to support schools. The link to this can be found here.


School allocations are calculated on a per pupil basis, providing each mainstream school with a total of £80 for each pupil in years Reception through to Y11.

The William Allitt School received £28,500 in April 2020 and £20,300 in April 2021; at total of £48,800


  • PASS survey
  • Additional IT and laptop training for students to maximise our laptop scheme’s effectiveness during remote learning periods
  • Purchase of GL Progress Tests to identify gaps in learning and to provide a benchmark for KS3 pupils – July 2021 and September 2021
  • KS3 pupil and parent sessions with Elevate Education which focused on study skills and developing long term memory – September 2021
  • Staffing costs to provide an English and Maths tutoring programme starting autumn term 2021
  • Purchase of Times Table Rock Stars, Hegarty Maths, GCSEPod and Lexia – September 2021

Measuring Impact

The impact of our Covid-19 Catch-Up interventions will be measured by:

  • Evaluation sheets from Evaluate Education sessions
  • Usage statistics of above software packages
  • KS3 pupil progress against expected curriculum end-points
  • KS4 pupil progress against FFT20 targets
  • Y11 examination results summer 2022


Summer School Funding

Department for Education (DfE) research estimates that in the first half-term of autumn 2020, pupils in:

  • year 3 to 9 were on average around 1.6 to 2 months behind on their reading
  • year 3 to 7 were around 3.2 months behind on their maths
  • schools with high numbers of pupils eligible for free school meals were on average further behind those in schools with low free school meals eligibility

Anecdotal evidence also points to children and young people’s mental health having suffered from lockdown and from periods of individual or class isolation even after schools reopened fully in the autumn term.

Summer school provision with an academic focus has the potential to support attending pupils to make up for some of their missed education. The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) finds that, on average, pupils attending a summer school can make:

  • 2 months’ additional progress (compared with pupils who do not attend)
  • up to 4 months’ additional progress if the summer school offers small group tuition led by highly-trained and experienced teaching staff

Evidence suggests a broader benefit for families and communities, support for vulnerable children and young people, pupil mental health and wellbeing, improved education engagement and transitions, and reduced youth violence.

Funding will be made available to:

  • state-funded secondary and special schools
  • non-maintained special schools
  • pupil referral units

It will also be made available to alternative provision for pupils whose education is funded by the local authority outside of state place funded schools, including independent schools and other providers.


From Monday, August 9 2021, William Allitt offered a full week of lessons and activities for year 6 students about to make the transition in to year 7. Having offered a similar opportunity in 2020 we were well aware of the benefits of students acclimatising to their new surroundings before September.

During the course of the week 114 students accessed at least one day and many came every day. Our attendance figures were as follows:

Monday 9th August: 99

Tuesday 10th August: 101

Wednesday 11th August: 93

Thursday 12th August: 93

Friday 13th August: 90

In addition to the students 43 parents joined in with parental activities and 93 parents attended a celebration day at the end of the week.

Over 30 of our staff contributed their time at some stage during the course of the week and activities ranged from tutor time and lessons to organised breaks with inflatable equipment.

Students were supplied with everything they needed to access and enjoy the week including: cooking ingredients, stationary, merchandise and their personal laptops which they would usually receive in September. All meals and drinks were also provided free to all students.

The cost claimed by the school from the DFE, using the appropriate multipliers, is £28,417