What is the Pupil Premium funding?
The Pupil Premium provides additional funding on top of the main funding a school receives. From September 2016, the premium will be worth £1320 and goes to students who are currently in receipt of Free School Meals. Students in care, who have been looked after by local authorities for more than six months, also continue to qualify for the Pupil Premium, and will receive £1900. From 2012-13, the Government extended its reach to cover any child that has been registered for Free School Meals (FSM) in the past six years (known as Ever6/E6). How the Pupil Premium is spent is monitored closely, with all schools accountable for the impact of the money spent. At Bodsham we pride ourselves on utilising the Pupil Premium to support our students.
Why is there a pupil premium?
Students who have been eligible for Free School Meals at any point in their school career have consistently lower educational attainment than those who have never been eligible. In 2009-10 GCSE statistics showed that around a third of students who have been on Free School Meals in the previous six years achieved five or more A*- C grades, compared to more than two thirds of their fellow students.