“The school makes good use of additional funding to invest in extra lessons and a range of resources to support disadvantaged pupils and pupils with special educational needs. As a result, the gaps between the progress made by these groups and their peers are closing in nearly all year groups” – Ofsted, 2016
Pupil Premium is additional funding given to schools to support students on Free School Meals, Looked After Children and those children whose parents serve in the Armed Forces. Schools must report how they have used the pupil premium and the impact it has had on pupil progress.
Reasons for the Pupil Premium
- Created to tackle ‘educational inequality’
- Allocated to schools ‘in addition’ to their budget
- Funding to tackle disadvantage, reaches the students that need it most
- A good education is the key to improving life chances
Schools are encouraged by the Department for Education to use the money to ‘narrow the gap’ in attainment between students in receipt of Free School Meals or those who are ‘Looked After’ as nationally there is a disparity between their attainment at GCSE and their peers.
The money is being used to help raise academic achievement as well as improve interactive and social skills.
In 2018/19 the school was allocated £154,275 Pupil premium grant.
Pupil Premium School Profile 2018-2019
- 5.1% receiving free school meals
- 12.4% Pupil Premium
- Under 1% LAC
- 0% from service families
Pupil Premium Strategy 2018/21
16-19 Bursary Fund
Students in the Sixth Form are not included in the Pupil Premium calculation – there is a separate 16-19 Bursary Fund to provide financial support to Sixth Form students whose families are on low incomes. Please visit our 16-19 Bursary Fund page for more information.