Pupil Premium 2017/18
At Cockburn School we believe that all students, regardless of their background, should be supported and challenged to attain the best possible outcomes during their time with us.
The pupil premium is a government initiative designed to target resources on those pupils deemed to be from a disadvantaged background. Specifically the Pupil Premium money is provided for those pupils who have been on Free School Meals (FSM) at any point over the past 6 years or those children who have been looked after continuously for at least 6 months (CLA). For the year 2017/2018 the Pupil Premium has a value of £935 per eligible pupil. Schools receive an additional £1900 for each pupil who has been looked after for 1 day or more, has been adopted from care or has left care under a special guardianship order, a residence order or a child arrangement order. There is also a smaller provision of £300 made for those pupils who have a parent in the armed services. Neither the government nor any government agencies have dictated how the Pupil Premium money should be spent, but what is clear is that the money should be used to promote strategies, which narrow the attainment gap between those students who would be considered disadvantaged and their non-disadvantaged peers.
For details of how we plan to spend Pupil Premium funding in this academic year and for an evaluation of the impact of last year’s spending, please read the attached documents by clicking on the links below.