What is Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium is a type of funding. The school receives the Pupil Premium each academic year from the government; it is allocated to schools to work with students who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years (known as ‘Ever 6 FSM’). Secondary schools receive £935 for each eligible student.
Schools also receive funding for children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months (£1900 for each eligible student – school receives £1000 with a proportion being retained by the LA) and funding is also made available for children whose parents are in the armed services (£300 for each eligible student).
Schools decide how the Pupil premium Grant is spent since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made in supporting individual students.
What is Year 7 Catch-Up Premium?
Catch-Up Premium is an additional grant awarded by the DfE to secondary schools so that we can accelerate the progress of students who arrive in Year 7 with prior attainment data below a level 4 in English reading and/or Maths. Given the changes to KS2 assessment the threshold for receipt of the Catch-Up Premium will change in 2017.
Around 40% of our students are eligible for Pupil premium which is higher than the national average.
Our key objective in using the Pupil premium Grant is to narrow the gap between disadvantaged students in our school and other students nationally.
It is our mission to achieve our Learning Vision by having a relentless focus on providing outstanding teaching and developing outstanding learners. The provision for Pupil Premium students is seen throughout everything we do in terms of teaching and learning and in this respect is not an ‘add on’ to what we already provide.
The additional funding we receive via Pupil Premium helps us to support our students different needs and aspirations as we aim to ensure the best outcomes for everyone whatever their background. For some students, this may be supporting their progress in reading, whilst for others it may be providing support for individual music lessons, or University visits. We seek to eliminate any barriers to students achieving their potential.