Pupils join our school with significant barriers to their learning, mostly because of behavioural, emotional and social difficulties, learning disabilities and often missed schooling. To meet the varied and disparate needs of these pupils we understand the importance of a flexible approach to learning and development, and the need to close the gap in terms of basic skills for our young people. This approach ensures that all of our young people have the opportunity to make academic and social progress throughout their school life. Pupil premium is additional funding to the delegated school budget, which the school receives for disadvantaged (free school meal) pupils. Schools are required to use this funding to narrow the gap for disadvantaged pupils by addressing inequalities and raising the attainment of those students in low-income families.
We aim to use this funding to inspire our young people to be:
- ambitious, capable learners who recognise the value of education in throughout their lives
- enterprising, work skilled individuals ready to play a full part in life and work
- ethical, informed citizens of the UK and the world
- healthy, confident young adults, ready to lead fulfilling lives as valued members of society