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Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium funding was first introduced by the Government in April 2011 when schools received additional funding for each student on roll entitled to free school meals.

Should you wish to discuss any aspects of Pupil Premium please contact Mr S Bembridge Tel: 01335 343685 (ext. 11723) or email:

In 2012/13 this funding was extended to include any student who had been entitled to free school meals during the last six years (known as Ever 6). It also includes students in the care of the local authority. From December 2013 a further category of eligibility was added this being students who were previously looked after and then were adopted, or under special guardianship, or a residency order on or after 30th December 2005. Students with a parent in the Armed Services also receive additional funding.

From April 2014 funding was extended to include all children adopted from care not just those adopted after 30 December 2005 as previously had been the case.

Although schools have the freedom to spend Pupil Premium money as they see fit, schools are held accountable for the progress and achievement of those students in receipt of the funding. The Pupil Premium Policy can be viewed on the policies page.

The school has succeeded in ‘narrowing the gap’ between Pupil Premium students and non Pupil Premium Students as a significant improvement has been evidenced in the progress and achievement of Pupil Premium students particularly in English and Maths.

The document above says how money was/is spent and the impact it had/will have on our students. It also sets out how much money we have received for this academic year and how we intend to spend it.

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