The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011. It is government funded financial support to raise the attainment of students who are ‘disadvantaged’. It is currently paid for students who
(Students with parents in the armed services are eligible for the Service Premium).
The impact of the use of Pupil Premium funding is measured and reviewed; Ofsted (April 2018) noted the School’s work in this area:
“The pupil premium and Year 7 catch-up premium are increasingly used effectively to support disadvantaged pupils and those who start at the school with weak literacy and numeracy skills. In addition to removing specific barriers to learning, leaders use the additional funding to ensure that disadvantaged pupils have access to a wide range of educational activities. There is a clear focus on broadening pupils’ horizons and raising their aspirations. School data for current cohorts shows that differences in progress between disadvantaged pupils and other pupils are diminishing.”
The Governing Body rigorously monitors the progress of disadvantaged students and the impact of the school’s Pupil Premium spending.
The DfE accepts that due to coronavirus and school closures, it is not possible to effectively evaluate the full impact of Pupil Premium funding for the 2019/20 academic year. We will therefore produce our next in-depth impact report at the end of the 2020/21 academic year.
Our link governor for Pupil Premium is Mrs Andrea Quigley; our Senior Leader who oversees the Pupil Strategy is Mrs Anna Allen and our LAC/PLAC lead is Ms Selina Dempsey; please contact via the school office should you require further information.
Please see below for our projected 2020/21 Pupil Premium Strategy.