We do have additional ‘Pupil Premium’ funding available from the government to raise the levels of achievement and improve outcomes for specific groups of students in all key stages (KS3,4 and 5). These include students who are eligible for free school meals, looked after children and those families with parents in the armed forces. Whist we are aware of most of the students for whom these criteria apply, there may be some families whose entitlement we are unaware. If your circumstances change, you may be eligible for free school meals and to some funding from the pupil premium which can be used as contributions for a variety of educational purposes, including trips. If you wish to discuss pupil premium and your potential entitlement, please contact Mrs Alison Pointon, our School Business Manager.
Pupil Premium Action Plan
Purpose of the Pupil Premium
The Pupil Premium Grant is used to raise the attainment of disadvantaged students and close the gap with their peers. The aim of the PPG is to provide a specific action plan targeting disadvantaged students – giving schools extra funding to enable them to take the most effective action that they believe will raise attainment and close the gap between non-pupil premium students and pupil premium students. Schools are held accountable for the spending of the PPG and performance tables will specifically show the achievement of disadvantaged students covered by the Pupil Premium.
The Pupil Premium provides funding for pupils:
- Who have been in receipt of free school meals (FSM) at any point in the past 6 years
- Who have been continuously looked after by the local authority for the past six months
- Who are adopted from care under the Adoption and Children Act 2002 or who have left care under a Special Guardianship or Residence Order under the Children Act 1989
- In year groups 7 to 11 who are recorded as being an armed forces service child in the past 5 years or in receipt of a child pension from the Ministry of Defence.
Objectives of the Pupil Premium
We believe that where possible all students should have the same educational opportunities in and outside of the classroom. The School will spend the PPG on 4 key areas which link to the development plan. These are:
- Ensure disadvantaged students make good progress in all subject areas and across all year groups
- Raise aspirations and improve motivation of students and improve attendance across all year groups (Strategic Area C&G)
- Enhance the ethos of support to promote wellbeing and improve parental engagement across all year groups (Strategic Area C,F&G)
- Ensure that the Pupil Premium Grant is spent on areas where it will have the most impact
The School will utilise the funding it receives through the PPG to put in place this action plan to provide additional provision and researched based intervention strategies to close the attainment gap. Funding will be utilised in areas where we identify underachievement and resources will be diverted to support these students. The funding will also be used to support the need for basic equipment, access to ICT, careers guidance and a subsidy to support a child’s attendance on a trip or educational visit where it forms part of the curriculum.
Pupil Premium Grant Expenditure Plan 2018-2019