Pupil Premium is paid by means of a specific grant based on school census figures for pupils registered as eligible for FSM in Reception to Year 11. For looked after children the Pupil Premium was calculated using the Children Looked After data returns (SSDA903).
A premium has also been introduced for children whose parents are currently serving or have served in the armed forces. This service premium is designed to address the emotional and social wellbeing of these pupils.
The Pupil Premium is additional to main school funding and it will be used by this school to address any underlying inequalities between children eligible by ensuring that funding reaches the children who need it most. Research shows that pupils from deprived backgrounds underachieve compared to their non-deprived peers. The funding is provided in order to support these pupils in reaching their full potential by accelerating their progress.
Pupil Premium Strategy Plan 2019—2020
The funding is meant to improve sports lessons, such as paying for specialist coaching, equipment or to help after-school clubs.