Since 2011 the government has provided all schools with additional funding called ‘Pupil Premium’ to help close the gaps in academic results and progress over time, between those who are identified as having disadvantaged backgrounds and their peers. The ‘disadvantaged’ definition includes children in receipt of free school meals in the last six years, ‘looked after children’, adopted children and children whose parents are in the Armed Forces.
There is a significant national gap between the progress, attendance and behaviour of those pupils considered to be disadvantaged and their non-disadvantaged peers.
The school has a detailed Pupil Premium Action Plan which is monitored by the Senior Leadership Team and the Governing Body on a termly basis. The PP Link Governor is Ms Lynne Ackland.