Pupil Premium 2015-17
(Updated September 2016)
Students eligible to receive this funding are in four groups:
- Students entitled to free school meals (FSM),
- Students that have been entitled to FSM during the last six years (Ever6),
- Children in care or looked after (CLA)
- Services children.
The Government believes that the pupil premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between disadvantaged children and their wealthier / more advantaged peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.
40.8% of Lealands’ students are in the FSM/Ever6 cohort (18.5% FSM and 22.3% Ever6). This is above the national figure. There are 175 FSM students in our cohort (36 in Year 7, 41 in Year 8, 35 in Year 9, 42 in Year 10 and 21 in Year 11) and 211 Ever6 students. This cohort changes weekly by one or two students as financial circumstances change for their families (figures for September 2016).
Ofsted report May 2013
“The Pupil Premium funding is a good example of improvement planning and action designed to narrow any gaps in opportunity or achievement that emerge between different groups while at the school”.
“The progress made by students who are known to be eligible for Pupil Premium funding is better than that of such students nationally, and the gap between their progress and that of other students is closing in English and mathematics, as measured by their average GCSE point scores”.
“Less well-off students and those who find learning difficult are given good support. Assessment records indicate they are progressing well”.
Our records show that the intervention programmes have been successful and that we are closing the gap between students in this cohort and others in the school in the following areas: attendance, punctuality, behaviour incidents, exclusions, attainment and achievement.
How To Register For Free School Meals Entitlement
You can register for Free School Meals if you get any of the following benefits:
- Income Support
- Job Seekers Allowance – Income Based
- Employment and Support Allowance – Income Related
- Support under part V1 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- Child Tax Credit, provided you are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income that does not exceed £16,190
- Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
For more information on Free School Meals, simply click here and complete the simple online form. If you require support completing your application, please contact your child’s Pastoral Support Manager.
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