The Grange School is committed to meeting the needs of every individual student. Narrowing the gap of achievement between and within groups is a continued priority for the whole school community.
To raise the achievement/progress of all PP students to above the national average benchmark while closing the gap between PP and non-PP students
The Pupil Premium is funding which is allocated to schools on the basis of the number of pupils who have been eligible for free school meals (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. The Pupil Premium was initially introduced in April 2011 when schools received an additional £488 for each of their pupils eligible for free school meals and in April 2012 this was increased to £623. In 2019-2020 this amount was increased to £935 for each of their pupils and a further increase in 2020-2021 means currently, secondary schools receive funding to the amount of £955 per PPM child on roll.
Why do we provide these opportunities?
Targeted additional support strategies resulting in every student, however financially disadvantaged, being able to:
- Improve their levels of attainment and progress
- Close attainment gaps relative to school and national averages
- Have full access to our curriculum
- Access our extra-curriculum provision