Priestlands School Pupil Premium Strategy Statement

Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011. The Pupil Premium funding is allocated to children who are looked after by the local authority, those who have been eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) at any point in the last 6 years (also known as FSM Ever 6) and for children whose parents are currently serving in the Armed Forces.

Accountability

It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium allocated to their school is spent.  Schools will be held accountable for their use of the additional funding to support students from disadvantaged backgrounds and the impact that it has on educational attainment and progress.

The performance of Pupil Premium students is included in the school performance tables.

OFSTED and Pupil Premium

OFSTED include a focus on the Pupil Premium students in their inspections.  The performance of this group of students is compared to the achievement of non-disadvantaged students nationally.

Priestlands is fully committed to supporting the achievement of this group of students and to reducing any gap in performance measures.

The Pupil Premium Strategy Plan details the allocation of the funding to a range of strategies and interventions and explains the rationale behind it.

Available within the Governors Policies page are the links to our Annual Reports