What is a Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium is a sum of money the school receives for each student who is either in receipt of Free School Meals (FSM) or who have been in receipt of them at any point in the previous 6 years. Pupils in local authority care and children from service families also attract pupil premium.
Nationally, the statistics show that students who are eligible for Pupil Premium do less well, on average than their peers in external exams. The aim of this money is to try to close that attainment gap.
Overview of the School
Just over 30% of our cohort trigger Pupil Premium funding. We view the needs of all students as important and we strive to create the best opportunities and experiences for every single student at the school.
We are required to publish how much Pupil Premium money we receive and how we have chosen to spend that money. Once we have our first results as an academy, we will be required to publish the results for students in receipt of FSM compared with their peers.
The strategy underpinning what we do in school to support our Pupil Premium students is informed by research conducted by the Education Endowment Foundation. They conduct research nationally to identify interventions that have a substantial and sustained impact on the progress children make in school.
The main barriers to educational achievement for our Pupil Premium students include attendance, social and emotional needs and low prior attainment. Our strategy outlines how we will remove these barriers so our Pupil Premium students have every opportunity to fulfil their potential.
We measure the impact of our strategy through the outcomes (including attendance) of our Pupil Premium students compared to their peers. We use examination results at the end of Key Stage 4, as well as our internal data on student performance. This impact is considered when we review our school strategy each September.
Please click on the link below for our report.