The Pupil Premium is an allocation of money to schools to help narrow the gap in achievement between disadvantaged students (particularly those who have been eligible for free school meals in the last six years) and other students.
The current situation at Tretherras is as follows;
There are 1625 on the roll – May 2014
There are 25% (343 students) of pupils in the school who receive pupil premium funding
There are 1% (10 students) of pupils in the school who are children in care
There are 2% (31 students) of pupils in the school who are from service families
There are <1% (1 student) of pupils in the school who are adopted from care
In 2013/14 the academy is estimating it will receive £273,902 Pupil Premium Funding.
The decision as to how to spend the Pupil Premium is up to individual schools to decide as per the
following guidance quoted from the DfE website:
Schools, head teachers and teachers will decide how to use the Pupil Premium allocation, as they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for individual pupils.
It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools per FSM pupil, is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provisions should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibilities.
Source DfE Website