What is the Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium is additional funding given to publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged students and close the gap between them and their peers.
Pupil Premium funding is paid to schools according to the number of students who have been:
- registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last six years
- looked after children (children in care and adopted children)
- children of armed service personnel.
In the 2018-2019 financial year, Thorpe St Andrew School and Sixth Form will receive:
- £935 for each eligible secondary-aged student.
- £300 for children of armed services personnel.
- £2300 for looked after children (LAC) defined in Children Act 1989 as one who is in the care of, or provided with accommodation by, an English local authority.
- £2300 for 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.
How many students at Thorpe St Andrew School and Sixth Form are eligible for the Pupil Premium?
Currently 220 students are eligible for the Pupil Premium.
How will the impact of the spending of the Pupil Premium be measured?
To monitor progress on attainment, measures will be included in the performance tables that will capture the achievement of students covered by the Pupil Premium. At Thorpe St Andrew School and Sixth Form, the usual cycle of data collection and the monitoring and tracking of the cohort’s attainment will be used to inform student progress, enabling early identification of need, support and appropriate intervention.