The Department for Education data from 2012 shows that nationally only 38% of pupils eligible for the pupil premium achieved five or more A*-C grades including English and Maths in GCSE exams, compared with 66% of all other pupils.
The Pupil Premium is an allocation of additional funding provided to schools to support specific groups of children who are vulnerable to possible underachievement. These include pupils who are entitled to free school meals (FSM), those looked after by the local authority and children of armed service personnel. The intended effect of this funding is to accelerate progress and raise attainment. Many eligible children will not need additional support. The school adopts the same approach with eligible children as with any other child found to be at risk of falling behind.
It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.
Please read the information below which gives details of our Pupil Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.
If you think your child is eligible for this funding, please take a look at the application form below
Free school meals are available to children whose parents receive Income Support.
The following link will direct you to the Citizens Portal where you can apply for free school meals and receive an immediate answer.
If you are eligible for free school meals you will be given a code to pass on to school.
Before this system is launched you can continue to apply online by following the link below or by obtaining a paper copy from the office.