Pupil Premium is additional funding for schools based on the number of students in compulsory education (not in Sixth Form) who are eligible for Free School Meals; those students who have been eligible for Free School Meals in the last six years (Ever 6); students who are in Care of the Local Authority (CLA) and Adopted from care. The school receives Pupil Premium for students eligible for Ever 6 money in each financial year based on the numbers of students recorded on the School Census the previous January. Students classed as CLA or Adopted from Care, are funded based on being on the school roll each term.
Introduced in 2011, the pupil premium is a sum of money given to schools each year by the Government to improve the attainment of disadvantaged children.
This is based on research showing that children from low income families perform less well at school than their peers. Often, children who are entitled to pupil premium face challenges such as poor language and communication skills, less family support, lack of confidence and issues with attendance and punctuality. The pupil premium is intended to directly benefit the children who are eligible, helping to narrow the gap between them and their classmates.
Currently 24.3% of students at The Brooksbank School are eligible for the Pupil Premium
Research from EEF (education Endowment Foundation) proves that Quality Teaching helps every child, especially those in receipt of PP funding. At Brooksbank we have invested a large proportion of this funding into High quality Teaching and Learning.
To monitor progress on attainment, new measures will be included in the performance tables that will capture the achievement of students covered by the Pupil Premium. At The Brooksbank School, the usual cycle of data collection and the monitoring and tracking of the cohort’s attainment, will be used to inform student progress and enable the early identification of need, support and appropriate intervention.