The Pupil Premium provides additional funding on top of the main funding a school receives for its pupils. It is targeted at students in Years 7 to 11 who are entitled to free school meals, have been entitled in the previous 6 years, are in Local Authority Care for 1 day or more, were recently adopted from care, or who are the children of service personnel. It aims to ensure that these pupils benefit from the same opportunities as other students. The amount each student receives is £955 plus extra if pupils are in local authority care. How the Pupil Premium is spent is monitored closely with all schools accountable for the impact of the money spent.
Why is there a Pupil Premium?
Nationally, pupils who have been eligible for free school meals at any point in their school career have consistently lower educational attainment than those who have never been eligible. At Chase High School we currently have a gap of 40% of students who achieve grades 9-4 in English and mathematics and 24% of students achieving grades 9-5 in English and mathematics. The Pupil Premium is designed to provide money to schools in order to close this gap. These figures are based on teacher assessment grades for 2020/21.
Current Profile of Pupil Premium Students at Chase High School 2021-2022
|Year 7||Year 8||Year 9||Year 10||Year 11||Total|
|No. of PP||70||106||85||99||88||448|
|No. of Non PP||149||113||72||69||92||495|
How do I apply for free school meals for my child?
If you believe that your child should receive Free School Meals, please complete the following application form and send to the school with the evidence required:
How will the impact of the spending of the Pupil Premium be measured?
The table below shows the strategies that we are using at Chase High to help close the attainment gap and the overall impact we are having from spending Pupil Premium funding.
How would I apply for Pupil Premium funding for my child?
You do not need to apply for Pupil Premium funding. Your child is automatically entitled if they:
- are from a service personnel family
- are looked after by the local authority/in foster care for one day or more
- have ceased to be looked after by a local authority in England and Wales because of adoption, a special guardianship order, a child arrangements order or a residence order
- have had free school meals at any point in the past 6 years
- are eligible for free school meals now. Please note, pupils can choose not to take the free school meal each day but the funding is allocated against their entitlement. We would urge any parent whose child is eligible for free school meals to apply for it as this releases the funding that can be used to support their child.
Please note that schools are free to spend this money in in any way that they feel will improve student progress within school. It is not spent on each individual student.
Departmental Strategies for More Able Pupil Premium Students
The table below shows the departmental strategies in place for more able Pupil Premium students.