Please read the information below which gives details of our Pupil Premium Grant plans and outcomes reports and how we allocate the funding.
What is the Pupil Premium Grant?
Pupil Premium is a funding allocated to schools by the Department of Education to provide additional educational support according to the number of children eligible for Free School Meals during the last 6 years (known as the FSM Ever 6 measure). There is also additional Pupil Premium funding for children who are looked after, ie they are in Local Authority Care, children adopted from care under the Adoption and Children Act 2002 and children who have left care under a Special Guardianship or Residence Order or children from services families.
The government awards this funding to help raise attainment, accelerate progress and fulfil the achievement potential for these children. National data shows that as a group, children in these groups have consistently lower educational achievement than those who are not in these groups. It is up to schools to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent, but this funding should be used to support these children.
All schools will be held accountable for how they have used the Pupil Premium funding and the impact it has had on the children’s learning.
The school has worked very hard to narrow the academic gap between those pupils entitled to the funding and those not entitled. The school continues to strive to increase the achievement of the Pupil Premium children.