Pupil Premium is additional funding provided by the Department for Education to enhance the education and reduce inequalities and gaps in attainment between those students in specific socio-economic groups (namely those students entitled to free school meals, looked after children and children of service personnel) and their peers.
As a College, we were delighted to receive a letter (February 2015) from the Education Minister congratulating the College on its work with disadvantaged students since 2011. Every year the College reports to Governors an update on how Pupil Premium Funds are spent to close the attainment gap and to ensure that all students are fully engage in the life of the College. Information from the last two years can be accessed below.
In March 2015 we undertook a far reaching review of our provision for students in receipt of the Pupil Premium Grant. This review was based on the NLE framework proposed by John Dunford, the Pupil Premium Champion. The full report presented to Governors can be accessed here . On the 12th May we welcomed our School Improvement Partner to the College to further scrutinise our work, this is also published below.
EDUCATION MINISTER LETTER