The school receives an annual Pupil Premium grant from the Education Funding Agency based on the number of 'Ever 6' students, i.e. students who have been eligible for Free School Meals at any point in the previous six years. This grant is provided in order to address any inequalities or underachievement for eligible students.
Pupil Premium grant is used in the following ways:
1. To provide all Pupil Premium students with an individual Pupil Premium Account which can be used to cover the cost of a range of curriculum based activities and costs.
2. A contribution towards the following staffing costs:
The Learning Support Assistant who monitors and supports students in receipt of Pupil Premium Funding
In-school careers advice to support Pupil Premium students in aspiring to the most appropriate HE courses, training or employment opportunities
Specific support from the School Counsellor as appropriate
3. Other specific costs such as mentoring, additional targeted tutoring, the cost of external workshops or conferences for particular students
In addition, the school receives a Service Premium grant for those students whose parent(s) is/are currently serving in the armed forces. The school retains this funding centrally to support the needs of these students on an individual basis.
Annual Pupil Premium Statement – the annual statement about how the Pupil Premium has been spent in the previous academic year, including details about the impact of the spending
Pupil Premium Account Guidance – guidance for parents on how to operate the individual Pupil Premium Account, including Frequently Asked Questions about the types of expenditure that are eligible
Financial Support – details about the various sources of financial support available to students, including Free School Meals and the Pupil Premium
Pupil Premium Policy - full details of the school’s Pupil Premium Policy