At the Winston Churchill School we recognise the importance of the Pupil Premium and intend to implement this as effectively as possible. All staff at The Winston Churchill School are passionate in providing the best possible support and the Pupil Premium programme is no exception. To enable us to achieve this we encourage our Students, Parents and Teachers to engage with us at every opportunity.
So what is the Pupil Premium? The Government statement on this explains as follows:
The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.
The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 and is allocated to schools to work with pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years (known as ‘Ever 6 FSM’). Schools also receive funding for children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months, and children of service personnel.
In addition, separate funding is provided to enable schools to run a Summer School Programme for pupils in this group, in order to support their transition from primary to secondary schools.
You can find more information about the scheme in the Pupil Premium Scheme Brochure, downloadable below