Pupil Premium funding was first introduced by the Government in April 2011 when schools received additional funding for each student on roll entitled to free school meals. In 2012/13 this funding was extended to include any student who had been entitled to free school meals during the last six years (known as Ever 6). It also includes students in the care of the local authority. From December 2013 a further category of eligibility was added this being students who were previously looked after and then were adopted, or under special guardianship, or a residency order on or after 30th December 2005. Students with a parent in the Armed Services also receive additional funding.
From April 2014 funding was extended to include all children adopted from care not just those adopted after 30 December 2005 as previously had been the case.
Although schools have the freedom to spend Pupil Premium money as they see fit, schools are held accountable for the progress and achievement of those students in receipt of the funding. The funding has contributed to a wide range of resources designed to maximise student potential in every possible way, e.g. extra teachers in core subjects, smaller teaching groups, 1-1 maths tuition, and opportunities for extended school activities (boosters/clubs). We have produced the below documents which thoroughly outlines how we have allocated this funding. This is reviewed annually.
Improvement Plan: Outstanding for all
Aim: For every child to have the equal opportunity and expectation to succeed
- Every child to be able to access all that FHS has to offer
- Every child has the resources available in and out of school to extend their learning
- Every child feels supported in school
- Every child feels valued and equal