What is Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium is additional funding provided to schools by the Government for certain groups of pupils. It is for schools to use as they see fit, based on proven evidence of what is effective and adapted to their own local context, in order to “close the gap” in how well different groups of pupils achieve at school.
Schools are allocated the following funding:
- Any pupil who has had Free School Meals in the past six years: £935 per year
- Looked-after children (children in care and adopted children): £2300 per year
- Children who have ceased to be looked after by a local authority in England and Wales because of adoption, a special guardianship order, a child arrangements order or a residence order: £2300 per year
- Children from Armed Forces families: £300 per year
How is Pupil Premium funding spent at Long Stratton High School?
At Long Stratton High School, our ultimate objective for all pupils, regardless of socio-economic status or level of disadvantage is “Achievement For All”. At our school, disadvantaged pupils will achieve progress and attainment outcomes at least in-line with their non-disadvantaged peers at school, local and national level. They will develop the knowledge, skills and experiences to prepare them for the next stage of their education, making informed choices towards fulfilling and challenging post-16 destinations and careers. All disadvantaged pupils will access high-quality personal development opportunities to ensure they are well-rounded individuals, able to exert positive change on their own lives, the lives of others and of the wider community.
The EEF Pupil Premium guidance is clear that the most effective strategy for improving outcomes for disadvantaged pupils is access to a high-quality curriculum through high-quality teaching and learning. We make deliberate decisions to ensure disadvantaged students at Long Stratton High School develop the cultural capital, self-regulation techniques and engagement in lifelong learning that is their entitlement. We provide a range of targeted individual support for our disadvantaged pupils, which includes, but is not limited to:
- Provision of Pupil Premium Coordinator – a communication and support link to both parents and pupils. This helps ensure a close scrutiny of attainment and puts strategies in place where necessary for improved outcomes.
- Financial support with curriculum resources, including revision guides and equipment
- Financial support to increase access to enrichment activities and trips, including for activities on Enrichment Week and Duke of Edinburgh awards
- Financial support with the cost of school uniform
- Breakfast club – free ‘breakfast in a bag’ available from 7:45-8:30am in the Hub
- Attendance support
- Additional careers advice and guidance
- The Scholars Programme
Please find below the latest school and Enrich Learning Trust Pupil Premium documents:
How can you apply for free school meals?
You must receive one of the following benefits to get free school meals:
- Universal Credit – with an annual earned income of no more than £7,400 after tax
- Income Support
- Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
- Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
- Support under Part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- The guaranteed element of Pension Credit
- Working Tax Credit run-on (paid for the four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)
- Child Tax Credit (with no Working Tax Credit) with an annual gross income of no more than £16,190
Further information and details on how to apply for free school meals and pupil premium funding can be found here.