What is Pupil Premium?
The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers’ (Source: gov.uk)
The amount of funding for secondary age pupils for the financial year 2016-17 is:
• £935 for pupils eligible for the pupil premium through either being on free school meals or whose parents are actively serving in the armed forces
• £1900 for those pupils who are either in local authority care or who have left local authority care because of adoption or a special guardianship/child arrangements/residence order.
Funding is allocated to those pupils who are on roll each January.
Those pupils who are identified as being in the pupil premium cohort will benefit from additional support with the aim of closing any gaps in attainment and achievement between them and their non-pupil premium cohort. We also use pupil premium funding to support our students with their social and emotional needs. Financial support is also available.
Examples of additional support include:
• Relevant revision materials such as stationary and revision books
• Additional tuition/ academic mentoring from campus staff outside of normal lesson time to further their progress.
• Subsidised cost of educational school trips/ activities to support the curriculum.
• Rewards system for students who perform well or make improvements in school.
• Providing professional counselling to pupils in need of more intensive support
• Funding alternative provision placements to support an individual pupils wider curriculum. This could be in an area that they are interested in that we are unable to provide in school.