Pupil Premium Overview
Pupil Premium In 2011 the Government replaced many of the grants supplied to schools for specific purposes with a more general fund called the Pupil Premium. This sum of money is supplied annually to all schools and is based on the number of pupils in school who are eligible for Free School Meals, pupils who are Looked After (fostered) and children of armed forces personnel. The funding is to tackle disadvantage and make sure it reaches the children who need it the most.
School Objectives in Spending the Pupil Premium Grant
- To raise standards in all core subjects for all disadvantaged pupils.
- 2. To narrow the gap in attainment between FSM pupils and non-FSM pupils.
- 3. To provide a robust support mechanism and intervention programmes for disadvantaged pupils in order to improve their access to the curriculum & their life chances.
- 4. To provide effective pastoral support for all disadvantaged and disaffected pupils in order to raise self-esteem & ensure their preparedness for their learning.