The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 with the aim of closing the achievement gap and the impact of economic deprivation on academic outcomes.
Pupil Premium funds are extra to the whole school budget; in order to enhance pupil learning and to tackle disadvantage.
Funds are allocated according to:
- The number of pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point over the previous six years
- Pupils who are categorised as ‘looked after’
- Children of service personnel.
At Perseid School, we have benefitted from PE Premium funding, to improve our physical education provision.
In June 2020 the government announced £1 billion of funding to support children and young people to catch up on missed learning caused by coronavirus (COVID19). This is especially important for the most vulnerable pupils and pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds who we know have been most affected.
*Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch-Up Premium: Perseid School is not in receipt of this grant.