Pupil Premium Funding was introduced by the Government in April 2011 with the purpose of giving additional money to support schools in raising the attainment of students:
- who receive free school meals (FSM)
- who have received free school meals at any time in the last 6 six years (FSM Ever 6)
- whose parents are service personnel
- who are children looked after (CLA)
It has been identified nationally that these students under perform in comparison with students from less disadvantaged backgrounds. Therefore, the purpose of the Pupil Premium Funding is to help schools to provide targeted support for these students.
Each school has to decide how to use this funding as the Government does not prescribe how it should be spent. For more information on Pupil Premium Funding, please visit: www.education.gov.uk/schools/pupilsupport/premium
At Chancellor's School, we are committed to ensuring that all our students make the best possible progress. Our key priorities are that achievement for all students, including those from disadvantaged backgrounds, is best fostered by having high expectations and good quality teaching and learning.
When making decisions about how best to use Pupil Premium Funding, firstly, we ensure that the money allocated to our school is used solely for its intended purpose, secondly, we use high quality teaching and learning as the preferred way to narrow gaps in attainment, and finally, we look carefully at the available research into how to narrow attainment gaps and adapt these to meet the needs of our students.
If you think your child is entitled to free school meals, you will need to apply online or fill in an application form supplied by Hertfordshire Council. For more information on free school meals, please visit: www.hertdirect.org/services/freeschoolmeals