Pupil Premium & Catch Up
What is the pupil premium?
The Pupil Premium is a specific fund allocated to schools for children from low-income families who are currently known to be eligible for Free School Meals (FSM), children who have been ‘looked after’ and the children of Armed Forces personnel.
The level of the premium in 2016-17 was £935 per pupil for eligible pupils, and will continue at the same rate in 2017-18.
The Government decided that eligibility for the Pupil Premium was to be extended to pupils who have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the last 6 years. As a group, children who have been eligible for FSM at any point in time have consistently lower educational attainment than those who have never been eligible for FSM.
A premium has also been introduced for children whose parents are currently serving in the Armed Forces; this is £300 per eligible pupil and is designed to address the emotional and social well-being of these pupils.
If parents inform us, the school will also receive £1,900 for each eligible student who has left local authority care because of adoption, a special guardianship order, a child arrangements order or a residence order.
Please click on the relevant links below to show how the school has spent the funding in previous years, how it intends to spend the funds in the current financial year, and what the impact on the students has been. Information will be updated throughout the year as and when necessary.