Pupil Premium Funding
What is the Pupil Premium?
Introduced in 2011, the pupil premium is a sum of money given to schools each year by the Government to improve the attainment of disadvantaged children. These may be children who are (or have been) eligible for free school meals or Looked After Children.
This is based on research showing that children from low income families tend to perform less well at school than their peers. The pupil premium is intended to directly benefit the children who are eligible, helping to narrow the gap between them and their classmates. Our pupil premium strategy and monitoring documents are available at the bottom of this page.
Our most recent Ofsted inspection commented very positively on our use of additional funding:
The school effectively supports students eligible for pupil premium funding in a range of ways to meet their individual needs. Although there is a gap of around half a GCSE grade in English and mathematics between this group and their peers, this is less than found nationally where, in 2012, the gap was over a grade in both."