Pupil Premium Funding and Impact Statement
The ‘Pupil Premium’ is funding allocated to schools for the specific purpose of boosting the attainment of pupils from low-income families who are considered disadvantaged compared to their wealthier peers. Pupil Premium is spent within the context of the overall funding agreement between the Department for Education and Oasis Community Learning.
Funding is based on children who have been registered for free school meals at any time in the last six years, further reinforcing the importance of making sure all those who qualify are actually registered. Nationally one in four children comes into this category across the entire ability range.
Over half of students at Brightstowe are eligible for Pupil Premium and we passionately believe that this is not a barrier to success, but rather that by improving outcomes for all in our community we benefit the most disadvantaged most of all. Many of the plans we put in place to support Pupil Premium students also support and raise the outcomes of other groups within the school such as those with Special Education Needs, and those identified as Most Able.