PUPIL & CATCH-UP PREMIUM PLANS
The school has been planning carefully Pupil Premium spending to further improve the progress and attainment of our Free School Meals children and those children who are looked after in care. Our FSM children have an upward trend in attainment and gaps between our school and national figures have closed considerably.
Current projections show both FSM pupils on track to achieve better than those nationally in 2016. Raising the aspiration, attainment and well-being of our least financially advantaged students is a major priority of the school.
We are looking at the premium of £331000 in the light of a tight budget where significant cuts have had to be made in the last 3 years: these cuts have affected all budgets, each of which has had to find savings. Not all of the PP money is new, some of it has replaced other funding that has been withdrawn. In addition to the PP money we received £10000 in catch-up funding for pupils arriving below level 4 in English and maths.
The DfE has provided a research paper on some of the best ways to support our most vulnerable learners which we have taken into account in our planning.
2016 spending plans are currently being reviewed and will be updated during October.