The information below is included on our website to help parents and carers to understand how we support disadvantaged pupils. It is also a requirement by Ofsted. If you need any further information on this area please feel free to contact Lynne Rowe through the school office.
The government provides academies and schools with additional funding to help reduce inequalities and gaps in attainment between those students who are eligible for Pupil Premium funding and those who are not. Children eligible for Pupil Premium funding includes children in receipt of free school meals, children who are looked after, and children whose parents are in the armed forces.
The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 and is allocated to schools to work with pupils who have registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years (known as Ever 6 FSM). The school can determine for itself how it spends its allocation according to the needs of the individual pupils. It is a requirement that a report is produced annually and available through the school’s website.
The school is held to account for the spending of the pupil premium through the governing body of the school and through external agencies; including Ofsted. Pupil Premium funding is allocated within the financial year (April to March) however the strategy is based on an academic year (September to August).
Because of the impact of Covid-19 on schools, the DfE have acknowledged that it would be difficult to report on the impact of the 2019/2020 pupil premium strategy. Instead the expectation is that schools will provide a more comprehensive impact report in March at the end of the 2020/2021 financial year. This means that our current strategy covers three calendar years- 2019/2020/2021
Please click on the following links to access our Pupil Premium Strategies: