The Pupil Premium is paid by means of a specific grant, based on number of students in the School who are registered as eligible for Free School Meals, Looked After Children or whose parents are currently serving in the Armed Forces.
The Pupil Premium is additional to main School funding and it will be used to address and minimise any underlying inequalities between children eligible and those who are not eligible for the Pupil Premium.
With the ‘Pupil Premium Funding’ The GIllford Centre will aim to:
▪ improve the academic achievement of students who are eligible for Free School Meals, Looked After or have parents currently serving in the Armed Forces;
▪ reduce the gap (when relevant) in the achievement of eligible students and their peers;
▪ provide additional resources to ensure that eligible students have targeted support aimed at improving their achievement, particularly in English and Maths;
▪ promote progression of eligible students in the development of their personal and social skills;
▪ Ensure smooth transition of eligible students back into mainstream education or onto further education.
The key focus of the School’s use of the ‘Pupil Premium’ will be to improve:
▪ the % of eligible students achieving expected and above progress in English.
▪ the % of eligible students achieving expected and above progress in Maths.
▪ The % of eligible students maintained in mainstream school or returned to new school.
Through effective use of this additional funding, The Gillford Centre is fully committed to ensuring that the individual needs of each entitled child are met.