Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium is a discrete payment from the government, first introduced in 2011.  The amount of money allocated to schools is based on the number of students eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) and the number of adopted children and the number of children in Care CIC)  Last year the criteria was changed to include children who have been eligible for FSM at any time over the last 6 years.

The number of students eligible and the amount paid to schools varies each year. 

In the financial year 2016-17 60% of students are eligible resulting in a total of £81,000 payable.

Over recent years Pupil Premium has funded the following:-

  • Residential Trips to Wales
  • A trip to France
  • A school Counsellor
  • A LAC SENCo – to devise, co-ordinate and deliver, specialist literacy and language intervention to individual students.
  • A part-time Communication and interaction SENCO
  • School Uniform
  • Freedom Passes
  • Laptops
  • Team Building and holiday activity programmes
  • Horseriding
  • Literacy and Numeracy interventions

Social Skills courses, residential and holiday projects have impacted on vulnerable groups by improving attendance, increasing motivation and maintaining NC progress in line with national expectations. 

Each Student’s allocation of Pupil Premium funding is assessed at termly Progress Review meetings by a team of Teaching and Learning support staff.  Analysis of  NC data, attendance, social and emotional and behavioural assessments inform decisions regarding appropriate interventions.  Impact is measured and reviewed termly, again using a variety of suitable progress measures.


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