The school may receive additional funding for a range of students who are seen as having additional barriers to learning. These include:
- Pupil Premium (PP) – Pupils who have been eligible for free school meals at some time in the last six years
- Children Who Have Been Looked After (CLA) – Pupils who are in the care of the local Authority, including foster care.
- Former Looked After Children – Pupils who were once in the care of the Local Authority, including adopted children.
- Services Children – Pupils with at least one parent who is, or has served, in the armed forces.
This funding must be used to support these pupils overcome barriers and help ensure that, if needed, they close any academic gaps with their peers. Good attendance as well as academic support play a key part in meeting these objectives.
In 2013 – 2014 we received £2500 of Pupil Premium funding. This was used in the following ways:
- Full financial support for School Uniform purchase
- Full financial support for school trips
- Learning Mentor support for attendance, homework and pastoral needs
However it is important to note that the support of all pupils is bespoke and is varied throughout the year and is not conditional on there being specific funding available.
This year, using the expected £5200 and £2000 Catch Up Funding , we have increased the class based and pastoral support and now have full time support in the school.
We are also beginning to develop additional bespoke activities. We are looking to support one pupil with medical needs access gym facilities This should support the management of the medical needs as well as overall fitness, both of which will support his self esteem and academic performance.
As always we have also invested a significant portion of our budget into the high teacher/student ratio which supports targeted and individual provision.
On track for 5 A-C GCSE (Inc Eng and maths)
% on track for EBacc
% on track for Best 8
|2013 – 2014(3 PP Pupils)||100%||100%||100%|
|2014 – 2015(6 PP Pupils)||100%||83.3%||83.3%|
|2016- 2017(6 PP Pupils)||94%||88%||88%|
The Pupil Premium funding is spent in a variety of ways with the aim of narrowing the attainment gap between the highest and lowest achievers. This funding is spent on both academic needs and pastoral initiatives and trips.