What is the Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium Grant is allocated to Schools by reference to the number of children from low-income families who are currently known to be eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) and children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months. The calculation of the payment also takes account of pupils who have been eligible for FSM at any point in the last 6 years (known as the Ever 6 FSM measure).
As a school we are currently free to spend the Pupil Premium as we see fit to meet the needs of our targeted children and close the gap in achievement; this is coordinated by The Executive Headteacher, Head of School and Pupil Premium Champion (Mrs Addo). We are held accountable for how we use the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families and you can find a strategy on the school website alongside the evaluation of impact from the previous year’s spending.
Due to the changes to educational provision caused by the COVID-19 pandemic the detail in this Pupil Premium strategy remains subject to review. Our use of the funding has been adapted to meet students’ needs (alongside the COVID Catch-Up funding) as they have arisen, whilst maintaining where possible the principles outlined in this document.