The Pupil Premium is a government grant that schools are eligible to receive based on some pupils’ circumstances. This grant was started in 2011, when it was found that students who experience the following circumstances:
- Currently receiving Free School Meals
- Has received Free School meals at some point in the last 6 years
- Being from a service family
- Being in, or adopted from, care
were statistically less likely to perform as academically well as their peers.
The Pupil Premium grant is spent by schools to help them close the academic performance gap between children from households that may experience some social disadvantage or turbulence and all other students.
We fully recognise that the particular needs of students that are eligible for pupil premium funding are highly diverse, and it does not necessarily mean that a student is socially disadvantaged. Meeting one of the eligibility criteria simply means that it is statistically more likely that a student could have experienced some challenge that may have impacted on their education.
The service pupil premium (SPP) differs from that of other eligible groups, in that it is specifically intended to support our comprehensive pastoral support offer. SPP-eligible students may require additional pastoral support during challenging times such as family mobility or parental deployment. During such times, students or parents should contact the form tutor or Head of House to notify them of challenges and discuss potential bespoke support.
Calthorpe Park School is highly ambitious for all students and we approach all students as individuals with their own particular advantages and situations.
If you believe that your child may meet one of the eligibility criteria, and that we may not be aware, please contact the school and we can advise you on next steps. Information on the eligibility for free school meals can be found by clicking the link below.
We would urge any parent who believe that their child may be eligible for the pupil premium to pursue this and not see it as a negative. If the child is eligible, then a burden can be lifted for families as well as access for transport grants potentially becoming available. In addition to bespoke and tailored additional support in school, there is further possible additionally when applying to both higher and further education.
At Calthorpe Park we strive for every child to receive the world class education they have a right to, in accordance with UNCRC Article 20 and the funding attributed to pupil premium students is an invaluable asset to this end.
Every year, we produce a strategic overview of our pupil premium support and a statement of how the money has been spent to secure excellent progress for students
Pupil Premium, Plans and Reports:
- Budget Plan Overview
- Budget Plan (itemised)
- Budget Plan and Spend Report
- Strategic Overview and Impact Report
Catch Up Premium, Plans and Reports: