The Pupil Premium is awarded to us by the Government so that we can improve the achievement of students from disadvantaged backgrounds, ensuring that they have exactly the same opportunities as every other child in our school.
Schools are given additional money to raise the attainment of pupils from low-income backgrounds who are eligible for free school meals as well as looked-after children and students whose parents/carers serve in the armed forces or are in receipt of a pension from the MoD.
Funding is not granted on an individual basis. Instead we are given the award for the whole school and how we spend the money is closely monitored.
We are held accountable to make sure that every penny results in improved outcomes for all of our children.
Year 7 Catch-up Premium
We receive additional funding of £500 per year for every Year 7 student who did not achieve at least Level 4 in reading and/or Maths at the end of Key Stage 2.
For those Year 7 students, we use this money to implement effective support programmes in literacy and numeracy.