Pupil Premium, introduced in 2011, is funding received from the Government with the aim of narrowing the gap in attainment between pupils from low income families and their peers.
Those students who are in receipt of Free School Meals, or who have had Free School Meals in the last 6 years, are eligible for support with this Premium, as are students who are currently in care.
Mr Hurley has oversight of our Pupil Premium students and his aims are to:
- Provide additional educational support to improve the progress and to raise the standard of achievement for these pupils
- Close the gap as rapidly as possible between the achievement of these pupils and their peers of corresponding ability.
- Use the additional funding to address any underlying inequalities between children eligible for the Pupil Premium and those who are not.
Since we have been in receipt of the Premium, a key aspect of our spending has been on improving the levels of literacy and numeracy at Key Stage 3 since this is where the greatest impact can be made, enabling students to access the whole curriculum.
The Pupil Premium funding has also been used in conjunction with the Catch-Up Premium, specifically targeting students who entered the school with below level 4 in English or Mathematics in Year 7.