The Pupil Premium is a sum of money given to the school to assist students from low income families, looked after children and those from families with parents in the armed forces make the best progress possible in school. In particular, the main aim of the Pupil Premium is to raise the achievement of these students and to close the attainment gap between these and other students. Nationally, students entitled to the pupil premium achieve at a level significantly below those not entitled to the premium on all key indicators.
Pupil Premium at Bridgnorth Endowed School aims to improve the educational outcomes for students from low income or disadvantaged backgrounds. The additional funding enables the school to offer individualised support for students struggling, for example, with reading, writing, numeracy, or issues of self confidence or self-esteem. The role of the Learning Mentor and form tutor is at the heart of effective target setting, coaching and mentoring of the individual.
The following Appendices are referred to both in the action plan and the policy statement.