Report to Parents
The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 and paid by means of a specific grant based on the January school census figures for students registered as eligible for Free School Meals from Year 7 to Year 11 in any of the previous six years. For looked after children the Pupil Premium is calculated using the Children Looked After data returns. A premium has also been introduced for children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces. This service premium is designed to address the emotional and social well-being of these students.
The Pupil Premium is additional to main the main school budget funding and it will be used by Alt Bridge to address any underlying inequalities for students who are eligible by ensuring that funding reaches those students who need it most.
Objectives for Pupil Premium
• The Pupil Premium will be used to provide additional educational support to improve the progress and to raise the standard of achievement for the eligible students.
• The funding will be used to narrow and close the gap between the achievement of these students and their peers.
• As far as its powers allow Alt Bridge will use the additional funding to address any underlying inequalities between students eligible for Pupils Premium and others.
• Alt Bridge will ensure that the additional funding reaches the students who need it most and that it makes a significant impact on their education and lives.
The Headteacher and the Governing Body have agreed a policy for Pupil Premium to guide the use of funds and to ensure that it represents value for money.
The Headteacher and senior management team will regularly and rigorously monitor, evaluate and review the strategies that have been put into place for Pupil Premium and report to the Governing Body on its progress and impact.