The government believes that the pupil premium, which is funded separately to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.
The pupil premium was introduced in April 2011 and is allocated to schools to work with pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years (known as ‘Ever 6 FSM’) children of service personnel..
Schools can also receive the Pupil Premium Plus grant for looked after children and children adopted from local authority care. For more information on Pupil Premium plus please see the page dedicated to this on the school website. At Camden School for Girls we have decided to rebrand Pupil Premium as Focus First so please be aware that within school the terms are used interchangeably.
Nationally, statistics show that Pupil Premium pupils:
Here at Camden School for Girls we have put in a number of interventions using the funding, the report on how we used the funding in 2017-18 can be found in Item 6 in the PDF attached below.
We have the 2018-19 financial data which covers September 2018 to March 2019 which is £221,650. We do not know the allocations for the end of the academic year (April to July), but will update this information when we receive it in April 2019.
We have developed our strategic aims for use of Pupil Premium funding for 2018-19 which can be found in Item 5 in the PDF below.
The next review of the school’s pupil premium strategy will take place in October 2019.