The Pupil Premium is a government initiative designed to target resources on those pupils deemed to be from a disadvantaged background. Specifically, the Pupil Premium money is provided for those pupils who have been on Free School Meals (FSM) at any point over the past 6 years (Ever6) or those children who are or who have been looked after (CLA).
The Pupil Premium has a value of £935 per eligible pupil. Neither the government nor any government agencies have dictated how the Pupil Premium money should be spent, but what is clear is that the money should be used to promote strategies which narrow gaps in progress and attainment for disadvantaged students.
At Beverley Grammar School, any pupil who is not meeting expected progress will be given a wealth of support and it is academy policy that teaching staff, non-teaching staff and governors support pupils eligible for the Pupil Premium and ensure they do not fall behind (or catch up if they are behind when they arrive with us). The Senior Leadership’s aim for all students eligible for Pupil Premium is that they perform better than non-pupil premium students nationally.
In 2017 Pupil Premium students at Beverley Grammar School achieving a grade 5 or above in English and Maths was 54% compared with the National Average of 49% (Non PP).
See below the impact report for 2016/17 and the 2017/18 Strategy Report.