What is Pupil Premium?
The Pupil premium provides additional funding on top of the main funding a school receives. It is targeted at pupils from low-income families to ensure that they benefit from the same opportunities as their peers. From September 2014 the Pupil Premium is £1,300 and is allocated to pupils in the following circumstances:
Pupils who have been in receipt of Free School Meals (FSM) at any point in the past 6 years
Children whose parent/s are currently serving in the armed forces or are in receipt of a pension from the MoD
Looked After Children (Any pupils who have been in care for the past six months or who have been adopted from care under the Adoption and Children Act 2002).
How is the impact of Pupil Premium measured?
New measures are included in national performance tables that show the achievement of pupils known to be eligible for pupil premium funding compared to others in the school and nationally. At Bishop Henderson School the usual cycle of data collection and the monitoring and tracking of pupil progress in each year group is used to measure the impact of interventions. It also informs the early identification of need, the provision of academic and pastoral support and appropriate intervention.
How do we spend our Pupil Premium allocation?
Our Pupil Premium funding is spent on:
Targeted support for pupils in class to ensure quality first teaching and good progress.
Additional intervention groups and one to one support.
Subsidies for enrichment activities such as educational visits, residential visits, music lessons and after school clubs.