Details of our latest pupil premium and sports premium information can be downloaded below.
Pupil Premium Background
The pupil premium was introduced by the government in April 2011 and is additional funding paid to schools in respect of their disadvantaged pupils. Disadvantaged pupils are categorised as those children who are eligible for free school meals (FSM), children who were entitled to FSM in the past 6 years (FSM ever 6) children who have been a looked after by local authority , children who have been adopted from care or have left care, children with no recourse to public funds or are children of armed services personal. Schools receive this funding to support their eligible pupils to make progress and to narrow the attainment gap between them and their peers. It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium funding is to be spent, as they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.
The individual child is at the heart of everything we do at Somerville, we ensure all children achieve the very best they can during their time at our school. We use our Pupil Premium funding to support the learning of children in our care and to provide all children with the opportunities to succeed, including those children from a disadvantaged background. Whilst we provide additional support and resources to help close the gap between disadvantaged children within school and nationally, we recognise that it is also vital for us to support the ‘whole child’. This means that it is vital for us to address children’s social, emotional, behavioural, economic and pastoral needs, as many of these factors contribute to the children’s overall achievement in school. The information below sets out how we spent the funding last year and our intentions on how we will spend our funding this year in order to ‘close the gap’ for disadvantaged pupils.
Here is a link to the webpage that is dedicated to our school on the Schools Financial Benchmarking Service.