Schools nationally have identified a widening gap in the attainment of students from economically disadvantaged families and their peers. Pupil Premium is additional funding provided by government to support these students and close the gap in attainment.
A student will appear on our Pupil Premium register if they meet any of the criteria:
Schools are free to use the Pupil Premium as they see fit but must be accountable for how the Pupil Premium has been used.
We closely monitor the progress of all our Pupil Premium students in line with their peers and provide interventions to those students who require them to support their learning and help them achieve their maximum potential.
Support for Pupil Premium students is provided in a number of ways, including the provision of extra curriculum resources and targeted support by teachers, Heads of Year, Learning Support Assistants and others.
Progress is monitored regularly through interim reports and profiles. Any concerns, including potential underachievement, are followed up by the appropriate Head of Key Stage. Our College Leadership Team (CLT) closely monitor these interventions and are personally involved with individual mentoring of students. Targeted interventions and support for each relevant student are carefully monitored and evaluated.
In addition to the Pupil Premium funding provided by government, financial support arising from hardship is provided from Governors' funds and our E-Learning Foundation to provide computers for use at school and at home, educational visits, home to school transport, uniform, musical instruments and other learning resources.