The Government has established the Pupil Premium, which provides additional school funding, in order to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers. It is paid to schools according to the number of pupils who have been registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years, or has been in care for 6 months or longer.
It is for the school to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent each year, and we will be held accountable for how we have used the additional funding to support pupils who qualify for the Pupil Premium. In addition, new measures are included in the performance tables that will capture the achievement of the pupils covered by the Pupil Premium.
Initiatives will be monitored, evaluated and added as the academic year progresses. The impact of these interventions will be reviewed regularly, and reported on at the end of the academic year. This information can then be used to guide us in our spending for future years.
Compass School Southwark has set a target of ensuring that the attainment and progress gaps between Pupil Premium and other students is below 10%. In this current academic year, based on the evidence and impact of our previous interventions and spending alongside the National evidence and research available, the school will use pupil premium funding to cover the costs of:
Here you can view the full reports on the impact of previous years’ Pupil Premium funding: