Use of Pupil Premium Years 7-11
What is the Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium is funding received by all schools from the Government. The amount given to each school is determined by the number of students who are eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) and/or the number of children who have been Looked After (in care) for 1 day or more. Any student who has been adopted from care or who has left care under a special guardianship order, a residence order or a child arrangement order are also eligible for the Pupil Premium but only where such an arrangement has been declared to the school by the parent/carer.
Why do schools get this extra money?
The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address underlying inequalities between children eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) and their wealthier peers, by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.
How must schools use this money?
Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit and provision supported by this funding may also benefit others (eg enrichment clubs attended by a range of students and not just those on FSM). However, we will be held accountable for how we have used the additional funding to support pupils from ‘disadvantaged’ backgrounds. As a school we are also required to publish online information about how we have used the Premium. This will ensure that parents and others are made fully aware of the attainment of pupils covered by the Premium and the extra support that they receive.
Below in our Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2017-2018 you will find an overview of the planned expenditure for 2017-18 along with the impact of the funding from the previous year. You can also view details of our Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch-Up Premium and how it is allocated.
You can also find details of our Pupil Premium Strategy and Review from previous years.