The government believes that the pupil premium, which is provided in addition to main funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between disadvantaged and their peers by ensuring that funding reaches the pupils who need it most and has provided Pupil Premium funding since April 2011. The government has allocated schools a sum of money which is called the ‘Pupil Premium’. This is to ensure that all pupils, from Reception through to Year 11, are given the same opportunities to achieve and so that no pupil is disadvantaged due to economic or social circumstances. The amount of the grant for pupils in secondary education is £985 per pupil and £320 for students who have a parent working in the armed forces, whilst the premium for looked after children and those adopted from care is £2,410.
The three identified groups entitled to the Pupil Premium are:
Click here: Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2022/23
Click here: Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2021/22
For the start of the Academic year of 2022-23 Graham School has 388 students eligible for the Pupil Premium grant, that’s approximately 39% of the student body. The total amount of funding received from the Government for Pupil Premium spending is £348,690 in total. For a summary breakdown and overview of the spending please see the Strategy Statement above.
We have also received an element of funding to assist school in recovery from the pandemic. This Recovery Funding from the DfE equates to £97,704. It’s spending is also outlined in the Strategy Statement and will focus on academic mentoring, small group tuition and other targeted interventions and learning programmes to accelerate learning.
The SPP is there for schools to provide mainly pastoral support for service children although some may be allocated to provide some support for these students under a different guise. The funds equate to £2,240 for this academic year.
Year 7 catch‐up funding or equivalent provided approximately £29,000 to help support students who are significantly below average in literacy and numeracy on entry to school from KS2. This funding ended in 2020 however we will continue to support students in this way using pupil premium funding as outlined in the strategy.
These are small class groups who have focused literacy and numeracy support in order to more easily access the curriculum and to make good progress. The gains made by students in previous years has been positive and therefore we continue to invest the funding in this ongoing area of need.
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In their last match, confidence was high and they continued with a 6-4 victory against St Augustine's. Player of the match was Evie D who's backstop play and batting was fantastic. A massive well done to everyone involved. The PE team are very proud of you all! 👋🏆🎉 #TeamGraham
When it came to batting the girls soon got into their stride with some terrific hitting. With balls running out and the scoreline poised at 3-4, Poppy M stepped up with an unbelievable shot and scored a full rounder to secure a much deserved draw.
Having never got close to this side on many occasions in previous tournaments, odds were stacked against the girls. They started strongly in the field, making very few individual errors and prevented the opposition's best batters from scoring freely.