The Pupil Premium is a government scheme that was introduced in 2011 to improve the education of underprivileged children. It was launched after several research papers suggested that there was a significant gap between the educational performance of disadvantaged children and their peers.
The Pupil Premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.
“Pupil Premium is funding to improve education outcomes for disadvantaged pupils in schools in England. Evidence shows that disadvantaged children generally face additional challenges in reaching their potential at school and often do not perform as well as other pupils”
“It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools per FSM pupil, is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.”
Source – Department of Education
At Maritime Academy we are aware that each of our Pupil Premium students face varying degrees of academic and pastoral challenge. Our aim is to understand these potential barriers to learning and to enable students from less advantaged backgrounds to achieve as well as all students.
In deciding how to use our Pupil Premium Grant, we draw upon the following sources.
Our annual Pupil Premium expenditure report can be found below: