What is the Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium is additional funding given to schools so that they can support their disadvantaged pupils and close the attainment gap between them and their peers. The Pupil Premium Grant is a significant amount of money for many schools, with schools attracting £1900.00 per 'looked-after child' or £1320.00 per child who has been able to access free school meals within the last 6 years.
Pupils from Service Families
Pupils from Service families also attract Pupil Premium funding at the level of £300.00 per child. This money is to be used to support pupils' pastoral needs, for example, during times of parental deployment or during a move to, or away from, our school.
Pupil Premium Strategy Review
The school will next review the Pupil Premium Strategy in July 2018.
The government believes that headteachers and school leaders should decide how to use the Pupil Premium. They are held accountable for the decisions they make through:
- The performance Tables which show the performance of disadvantaged pupils compared with their peers.
- The Ofsted Inspection Framework, under which inspectors focus on the attainment of pupil groups, and in-particular those who attract the Pupil Premium.
- The reports for parents that schools have to publish online.
The links below provide:
- An evaluation demonstrating the impact of this funding for the 2016/2017 academic year.
- A statement showing the way in which we will be using the funding during the 2017/2018 academic year.
The new leadership team instigated a review of Pupil Premium practice in November 2017. A copy of the report from this review is available on request.