Introduced in 2011, the pupil premium is a sum of money given to schools each year by the Government to improve the attainment of disadvantaged children. This is based on research showing that children from low income families perform less well at school than their peers. The pupil premium is intended to directly benefit the children who are eligible, helping to narrow the gap between them and their classmates.
The school will receive the pupil premium as follows:
- Ever 6 Free School Meals – for every student who is known to have been eligible for FSM since May 2012, the school will receive £935.
- Free School Meals (FSM) – for every student eligible for FSM, the school will receive £935.
- Looked after children – for every student who is in the care of, or provided with accommodation by, an English local authority, the school will receive £2,300.
- Children who have ceased to be looked after by a local authority in England or Wales – for every student who has been adopted, granted special guardianship, child arrangement order or a residence order, the school will receive £2,300.
The way in which the school intends to spend this funding is detailed in the Pupil Premium Strategy Statement below.