WHAT IS PUPIL PREMIUM?
Introduced in 2011, the pupil premium is a grant given to schools to close the attainment gap between disadvantaged students and their peers, and to support students with parents in the armed forces.
This is based on research showing that students from low income families perform less well at school than their peers. Often, students who are entitled to pupil premium face challenges such as poor language and communication skills, lack of confidence and issues with attendance and punctuality. The pupil premium is intended to help to narrow the gap between them and other students.
Schools are given a pupil premium for:
Students who have qualified for free school meals at any point in the past six years. The school receives £955 (in 2021-222) for each of these students.
Students who are or have been looked after under local authority care for more than one day. These students are awarded a premium of £2345 (in 2021-22).
Students from service families who receive a child pension from the Ministry of Defence. They are awarded £310 (in 2021-22).
Each academic year a strategic plan is developed that places the needs of these students as a key focus for the school. These plans are reviewed annually to assess impact. These can be accessed via the links below.