What is Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium is allocated to children from low income families who are currently known to be eligible for Free School Meals (FSM), children who have been on the FSM register but no longer qualify, and children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months.
Schools have the freedom to spend the Premium, which is in addition to the school budget, in any way they think will best support the raising of attainment for the most vulnerable pupils.
In order to meet these requirements, the Governing Body and staff of GCPS will ensure that provision is made which secures teaching and learning opportunities that meet the needs of all pupils. As part of the additional provision, the school will ensure that the needs of pupils entitled to Pupil Premium funding are assessed and clarified at termly pupil progress meetings between class teachers and the Senior Leadership Team. This group of pupils are also closely monitored by the Governors’ Standards and Effectiveness Committee on at least a termly basis. It is recognised that not all pupils who receive FSM will be socially disadvantaged. It is also recognised that not all children who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for FSM. The Governing Body and staff therefore reserve the right to allocate Pupil Premium funding to ensure the progress of all pupils.
The funding is also used to ensure those pupils entitled to it are able to access trips and extra curricular activities to enhance their experiences.
Click on the link below to view our Pupil Premium Strategy Summary