The Pupil Premium (PP) was first introduced by the Government in April 2011. It is in addition to main school funding and is allocated to schools to raise the attainment of pupils who are registered for free school meals or have been registered for free school meals in the last six years (called ever free school meals). Schools also receive funding for pupils who have been looked after continuously for more than six months and pupils whose parents are in the Armed Forces.
So each September we identify the pupils that are eligible for the Pupil Premium. We then undertake an analysis of the needs of these pupils. This is, of course, done on transition to the school (ie at the start of year 7 for most pupils), during the writing (and subsequent reviews) of the Personal Education Plan (PEP) for looked after children and following every formal school report. A review of provision for an individual PP pupil can also be undertaken any time their circumstances change.
The impact of the strategies we are using for the PP pupils and their individual progress and achievement is monitored regularly after each school report for their year group. Each year we look at which strategies have been the most and least successful and then we revise our provision for the following year.
Please note the number of pupils eligible for the Pupil Premium (ie in the above categories) is not a fixed number and varies during the year as the circumstances of families change.
The figures below state the number on a fixed date to allow accurate comparisons at the end of the year.
- Please click here for information of how we used and the impact of the Pupil Premium allocation in 2016/17
- Please click here for information of how we used and the impact of the Pupil Premium allocation for 2017/18
- Please click here for information of how we used and the impact of the Pupil Premium allocation for 2018/19
- Please click here for information on how we will use the Pupil Premium allocation for 2019/2020