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).
For the year 2013/2014, the Pupil Premium has a value of £900 per eligible pupil. This has risen to £935 in the 2014/15 academic year. There is also a smaller provision of £300 made for those pupils who have a parent in the armed services. 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 the attainment gap between the highest and lowest achieving pupils.
Results in 2014 demonstrate that currently Pupil Premium pupils at Beverley Grammar School are achieving in line with non-Pupil Premium pupils nationally. Equally, they show that within school gaps between Pupil Premium and non-Pupil Premium pupils are narrowing across essential key measures.
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