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Pupil Premium

At Gumley every girl is unique.

Pupil Premium (and Recovery Premium) Progress Leader: Mrs L. Jarvis

The pupil premium is money given to schools to improve the education of children who are economically disadvantaged or children who have been in care or adopted from care. This extra funding is used to enable schools to support learning and development and improve educational outcomes.  We value each and every member and believe no one should be excluded from participating in school - neither academic nor extracurricular activities - because of financial constraints.

At Gumley House, we believe that the use of the Pupil Premium funds in appropriate and measured ways is fundamental to student and school progress, the raising of educational standards and to increasing inclusion. 

What is Pupil Premium?

The Pupil Premium is additional funding given to the school to help raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils in Years 7 to 11 and close the gap between them and their peers. 

To be able to access the Pupil Premium the child needs to be receiving free school meals (FSM) OR have received free school meals at any time in the past six years (this is called 'Ever 6') OR be a child of parents who are Service Personnel (in, or a veteran of, the UK Armed Forces) OR be a Looked After Child ((LAC) a child provided with care and accommodation by children's services) OR be a child who has been adopted from care or has left care.

Your child may be eligible if you receive any of the following benefits:

-   Income Support
-   Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
-   Child Tax Credit only (with income up to £16,190) with no element of Working Tax Credit
-   National Asylum Seekers Support
-   The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
-   Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
-   Universal Credit (income dependent)

Or if your child:

-   has been in local-authority care for one day or more in England or Wales
-   has been adopted from care in England or Wales
-   has left care under a special guardianship order or residence order in England or Wales.

What is FSM?

FSM was an indicator of deprivation, though now it refers to those entitled to Free School Meals.

What is Ever 6?

Anyone that has been on FSM during the past six years – Year 6 in Primary equals full secondary career on Pupil Premium.

What do we expect to see?

We will continue to use the Pupil Premium funding to support students to raise standards and attainment. The funding has been used in a number of different areas, including but not limited to:

-   Teaching Staff- To employ additional teaching staff to offer additional intervention in English and Maths in order to improve attainment
-   Coaching/Mentoring – To provide additional support in order to help students achieve their full potential
-   Student Support – To support pupils’ attendance, self-esteem and attitudes to learning.
-   Wider Curriculum Experience – To enhance the curriculum and to ensure that all students are able to participate in all educational activities off site, and to engage in all the new and challenging activities offered in our ‘outdoor classroom’.

The following is a non-exhaustive list of provision that we have made or may make use of at Gumley House:

  • One-to-one tuition
  • One-to-one mentoring/counselling/emotional support
  • One-to-one learning support
  • PP a focus in Line Management discussions with SLT Link
  • Small group learning
  • Intervention classes
  • Assistance with the cost of school trips/visits/residentials
  • Educational assessments
  • Assistance with instrumental lesson costs
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award costs
  • ICT equipment
  • Learning opportunities outside the normal school day – includes Saturdays and holidays
  • Assistance with costs for certain curriculum needs e.g. Food Technology ingredients
  • Transport to and from school
  • Providing a range of resources for use at home and in lessons
  • Support for families – our Parent Partnership
  • Working with outside agencies
  • Further Education visits and workshops

Our plans

Pupil Premium is funding which has been allocated by the government to address the current inequalities by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the students who need it most.

Schools have the freedom to spend the Premium, which is additional to the underlying school’s budget, in a way they think will best support the raising of attainment for the most vulnerable students.

Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 

Pupil Premium Policy

Pupil Premium Strategy Statement for 2023/24

Recovery Premium Grant Report (2022)