The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011, and is paid by means of a specific grant for children who:
- are registered as eligible for Free School Meals within the last 6 years have been looked after for 1 day or more
- are adopted
- leave care under a Special Guardianship Order, a Residence Order or Child Arrangements Order
- where the parent self-declares their child’s status to the school, providing supporting evidence (e.g. an adoption order); and
- where the school records on the January School Census that it has a child on roll who meets the above criteria.
The school receives Service Premium funding to provide pastoral support for forces children. The funding is allocated for each child recorded as having a parent in the armed forces within the last six years. For example, this funding is used to provide additional pastoral support for students moving into the school (through a family support advisor, counselling) to mitigate the effects of turbulent schooling (where students change schools due to a change in military posting). Some of the funding is used to support the development of friendships through activities such as breakfast clubs and Games club. In-line with government guidance for this grant, the funding is not used to subsidise trips or equipment for individuals.
The school’s strategy for the use the Pupil Premium Grant is reviewed annually. The Department for Education acknowledges that it is for schools to determine how the Pupil Premium Grant is used, as they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual students within their responsibility. Our Pupil Premium Grant Strategy to governors and parents provides detailed information about how the school deploys this additional funding. This year, in line with the Department for Education's national change for all schools to generate 3-year Pupil Premium Grant strategies, the strategy for 2021-24 will be uploaded by 31st December 2021. The impact review for 2020-21 can be viewed below.
The member of staff responsible for managing Pupil Premium in the school is Mr Butcher and he can be contacted via email@example.com.