The Coalition Government introduced the Pupil Premium in 2011 to provide additional school funding for those children classed as having deprived backgrounds, and also those who had been looked after (by a local authority) for more than six months.
The Service Premium was also introduced for children whose parent(s) are, or have since 2011, served in the armed forces.
This funding on a per pupil basis is sent directly to the school and it is up to the school to use the funding in the best way possible to benefit all children and young people who are eligible and to close the ‘attainment gap’ that exists between students who are in receipt of the grant and those who are not.
A plan for our usage of this funding during this academic year is available here.
In order to maximise the effect of the additional funding on those children and young people for whom the grant was provided, the school is utilizing the best evidence that is available from The Sutton Trust and The Education Endowment Fund (who are the leaders in this field of research on how to maximise educational gain for Pupil Premium students). Parents or guardians interested in looking into the work of these two organisations can visit their web-sites at:
Click here for information concerning Year 7 literacy and numeracy catch-up premium.