The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between disadvantaged children and their peers by ensuring that funding reaches the pupils who need it most.
Since September 2012 schools are required to publish their funding allocations online via their school website. This will enable parents to identify where funding has been applied.
Pupil Premium is calculated based on students who are entitled to free school meals (FSM), those who are classified as a 'Looked after Child' or those where parents are in the services. In addition to these there are children who are "Ever 6", these are children who have been FSM previously although are no longer eligible.
More information from the Department for Education on Pupil Premium can be found here.
Year 7 literacy and numeracy Catch-up Premium provides schools with additional funds to support each Year 7 student who did not achieve at least Level 4 in reading and/or maths at the end of Key Stage 2.
Since the way in which students are judged at KS2 has now changed, there is no definition of which children qualify for Catch Up Premium, but the amount allocated to schools is based on the proportion of children previously eligible and is expected to be used to help the lowest achieving children catch up with their peers and reduce the gap.
More information from the Department for Education on Year 7 Catch-up Premium can be found here.
Please click below for the latest Pupil Premium information for The Marsh Academy: