What is Pupil Premium? Pupil Premium Funding is allocated by the Government to support the learning and development of pupils who are registered as eligible for free school meals over the past 6 years (Ever 6), Looked after children, for pupils whose parents are serving in the Armed Forces and pupils living with adoptive parents or are privately fostered.
Children from disadvantaged backgrounds are far less likely to get good GCSE results. Attainment statistics published in January 2014 show that in 2013 37.9% of pupils who qualified for free school meals got 5 GCSEs, including English and mathematics at A* to C, compared with 64.6% of pupils who do not qualify.
We believe it is unacceptable for children’s success to be determined by their social circumstances. We intend to raise levels of achievement for all disadvantaged pupils and to close the gap between disadvantaged children and their peers. DfE Policy: ‘Raising the Achievement of Disadvantaged Children.’ April 2013 (updated March 2014). In 2018 the Pupil Premium Grant provides funding for two policies:
- Raising the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all ablities to reach their potential
- Supporting children and young people with parents in the regular armed forces
In the current financial year 2018-19, the school receives £1,320 per eligible pupil and £2,300 for each Looked-after child or who have ceased to be looked-after due to adoption or special guardianship order.