At The Campion School, we want every pupil to achieve the very best they can. It is important for us to help all pupils, no matter their socio-economic background, to realise and reach their full potential.
In 2011, the coalition government introduced the ‘pupil premium’. This funding is to ensure that pupils from a disadvantaged background do not fall behind others in their cohort. For each pupil premium student, in years 7 to 11, the school receives £985 which should be used to ‘close the gap’ between pupil premium students and their peers.
Schools are given this funding and are accountable for how it is spent. This means that schools have the responsibility to choose how best to spend the funding which may include providing equipment, extra tuition or covering the cost of compulsory trips. This ensures that no one in our school community is missing out on opportunities. It is also used to fund pastoral support to help pupil premium students with any issues they may have.
As a school we will monitor the progress of pupil premium using data collection, through discussions with pupils and will evaluate the impact of the intervention and review future plans.