The Pupil Premium is a government initiative that was introduced in April 2011 to benefit pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds. Each school is allocated funds to support the learning of pupils who have been entitled to free school meals within the last six years (known as Ever 6 FSM) and children in care (known as CLA) that attend the school in Years 7-11. There is also additional Pupil Premium funding (known as the Service Premium) for any student who has or has had within the last four years a parent in the armed forces (known as Ever 4 Service).
Priory Community School targets the additional funding directly at eligible students.
Current number of eligible Pupil Premium students 2017-2018
Total Pupil Premium funding for 2017/18: £276,142
At Priory Community School, we have identified a number of barriers to learning for disadvantaged students that are addressed through our Strategy Statement.
The key learning barriers are:
To see the Pupil Premium Strategy Statement for 2017-2018 please click here.
All staff at Priory Community School are fully committed to closing the attainment and progress gaps that exist between eligible students and their peers. For us it is a very high priority and we see it as our moral duty to ensure that disadvantaged children make outstanding progress.
Key staff with specific responsibilities for leading improvements in outcomes for disadvantaged students are: