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.
The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011, and is paid by means of a specific grant for pupils registered as eligible for Free School Meals within the last 6 years. The Pupil Premium is also paid for children who:
The Department for Education acknowledges that it is for schools to make these determinations as they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.
Please see our presentation on how The Linden Centre supports our Pupil Premium and Looked after students: Here
Termly Excite in Education events working with parents/ guardians, pupils and outside agencies
Pupil profiles so that pupils can express their views and know their targets
The Linden Education Centre can use the money how they feel would best support the child.
Pupil Premium is also used to help fund our alternative provision programme which puts students into new situations, giving them an opportunity to succeed and improve their life chances by re-engaging them in education.
Our Alternative Provision Programme includes:
The budget for our Alternative Provision Programme for the financial year 2016/2017 is £250,000.