Our Ofsted report published after the Ofsted inspection in December 2013 states:
‘Students who are supported by the pupil premium do well in the school as a result of the targeted support they are given. By the end of Year 11, their attainment and progress is better than similar pupils nationally and the gaps with other pupils in the school are closing.’
The pupil premium is additional funding given to publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers. It is paid to schools according to the number of pupils who have been:
- registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years
- in care for 6 months or longer (Looked-after children)
In the 2014 to 2015 financial year, pupil premium funding increased to £935 per eligible students and funding to support looked-after children will increase to £1,900 for each eligible student. Eligibility for funding will be extended to all children who:
- have been looked after for 1 day or more
- were adopted from care on or after 30 December 2005 left care under:
- a Special Guardianship Order on or after 30 December 2005
- a Residence Order on or after 14 October 1991.
The government allows schools to decide how to use their pupil premium funding but we are held accountable for the impact of pupil premium funding in the following ways:
- performance tables are published which show the performance of disadvantaged pupils compared with their peers
- we are required to publish details online each year of how we are using the pupil premium and the impact it is having on student achievement
- the Ofsted inspection framework ensures inspectors focus on the attainment of pupil groups, and in particular those who attract the pupil premium.
Please look at the documents below to see details of the use of pupil premium funding at Lea Manor and examples of the impact of our strategies.