The Pupil Premium provides additional funding on top of the main funding a school receives. It is targeted at students from disadvantaged backgrounds to ensure they benefit from the same opportunities as students from less deprived families.
In the 2016 to 2017 financial year, schools will receive the following funding for each child registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years:
How the Pupil Premium is spent is monitored closely, with all schools accountable for the impact of the money spent. At Sir Simon Milton Westminster UTC we will use the Pupil Premium to support our students, maximising the life opportunities for all students. Once we are open we will provide further details,
Students who have been eligible for Free School Meals at any point in their school career have consistently lower educational attainment than those who have never been eligible. In 2009-10 GCSE statistics showed that around a third of students who have been on Free School Meals in the previous six years achieved five or more A*- C grades, compared to more than two thirds of their fellow students.
To monitor progress on attainment, measures in the Government performance tables will capture the achievement of students covered by the Pupil Premium. At Sir Simon Milton Westminster UTC, a cycle of data collection and the monitoring and tracking of the cohort’s attainment, will be used to inform student progress and enable the early identification of need, support and appropriate intervention.