After reading these sections, if you have further questions, please contact Lorna Taylor, our Family Support Advisor, at the school on 01752 208787.
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Background to Pupil Premium Funding
All members of staff and governors accept our responsibility for ‘disadvantaged’ students and are committed to meeting their pastoral, social and academic needs within a caring environment. As with every student in our care, a student who is considered to be ‘disadvantaged’ is valued, respected and entitled to develop his full potential, irrespective of need.
The pupil premium targets extra funding for pupils from deprived backgrounds.
Research shows these students underachieve compared to their non-deprived peers.
The premium is provided in order to support these pupils to reach their full potential.
The Government provides this funding to ensure those identified students are not disadvantaged in terms of their schooling and in the progress they make when compared to their peers nationally.
The school receives Pupil Premium funding based on the number of those students eligible for Free School Meals; students with parents serving in the armed forces; and those students who are in the care of the Local Authority.
The total funding in 2017-18 (for Pupil Premium and service children) was £104,995.
The total funding due in 2018-19 is £114,135.
The Government have not dictated to schools how to spend this money, nor is the premium attached to each student, but the Government is clear that schools will need to employ strategies that they know will support these students to increase their attainment and narrow the gap.
Here is a link to the DHSB PP Strategy.