"Additional funding provided by the government is well mananged and the tracking of students who are eligible for free school meals is rigorous. The gap in attainment between these students and their peers is narrowing, with more students now achieving better GCSE results in English and mathematics."

Ofsted 2014

Disadvantaged Pupils

Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium is a sum of money the school receives for each student who is either in receipt of Free School Meals (FSM) or who has been in receipt within the past 6 years.  Funding is also now extended to children who have been looked after by the local authority continuously for more than 6 months and for the children of service personnel. 

Nationally, the statistics show that students who are in receipt of FSM do less well than their peers in external exams. The aim of this money is to try to close that attainment gap.

Funding for April 2017 onwards will be based on the students aged 11 to 16 years of age who were on roll in October 2016. 

Pupil Premium grant expenditure: Report for Parents and Governors

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