Pupil Premium

What is the Pupil Premium?

The Pupil Premium is additional funding which is allocated to schools on the basis of the number of pupils who have been eligible for FSM at any point over the last six years (known as ‘Ever 6 FSM’). The Pupil Premium is aimed at addressing the current underlying inequalities which exist between children from disadvantaged backgrounds and their more affluent peers.

The Pupil Premium also provides funding for children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months and the children of service personnel.

If you believe you may be eligible for Free School Meals but have not already registered this with us, please do so as soon as possible because it can help the school to fund additional provision for your child.

For further information please click on the link to Department of Education website.

How are children selected for support?

Gorse Hill School is an inclusive school and we regularly review progress and attainment for all children. Additional support is quickly put in place to support pupils who are underachieving, including the use of Pupil Premium Funding.

Whilst the school recognises that children eligible for Free School Meals statistically underachieve nationally and we as a school are keen to support our Pupil Premium children in not being part of this statistic.

The funds are spent on planned intervention to support pupils in reaching target levels for their age as quickly as possible and in supporting their academic progress.

Useful Documents

  • Pupil Premium Policy  Download
  • Pupil Premium Spend 2017-18 & Plan 2018-19  Download


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