Details on how Gildredge House spends its Pupil Premium funding and the effect this has on the attainment of the students can be found here.
“The Pupil Premium gives schools extra funding to raise the attainment of disadvantaged students from Reception to Year 11. The Pupil Premium is designed to address inequality by giving every school and teacher the resources they need to help their most disadvantaged students, allowing them the freedom to respond appropriately to individual circumstances. The premium is paid to schools as they are best placed to assess what additional provision their students need.” Source: DfE
At Gildredge House, we have an appointed Pupil Premium Champion who ensures that the additional sum of money paid to all schools in order to tackle educational disadvantage resulting from low income or family circumstance, is used effectively. We have established a clear rationale for the use of this money and seek to work in partnership with the relevant families to ensure it is spent well. The amount is calculated based on the number of students on roll who are currently eligible for free school meals (or have been eligible for free school meals within the last six years) and children looked after in local authority care. Government guidance allows the school to decide how best the money is spent and in choosing how to do this, we consult families and external agencies as well as looking at up to date research and examples of best practice.