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Linden Education Centre
Pupil Premium

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:

  • Have been looked after for 1 day or more
  • Are adopted
  • Leave care under a Special Guardianship Order, a Residence Order or Child Arrangements Order
  • Where the parent self-declares their child’s status to the school, providing supporting evidence (e.g. an adoption order)
  • Where the school records on the January School Census that it has a child on roll who meets the above
  • criteria.

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.

Linden Education Centre 2016/17 Pupil Premium Statement

Linden Education Centre 2015/16 Pupil Premium Statement

Please see our presentation on how The Linden Centre supports our Pupil Premium and Looked after students: Here

What the Linden Education Centre does to support Pupil Premium and LAC pupils to succeed

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

  • Small class groups with Learning Support in most classes
  • Extra Literacy and Numeracy support 1:1
  • Offsite activities, including work experience, with clothes and equipment provided if necessary
  • Tickets for year 11 Prom
  • Team building days to help build relationships with staff and students

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:

  • Bespoke personalised programmes of education (Inclusion Hampshire)
  • Military Preparation College
  • Outdoor learning and BTECH vocational skills (Explore Activity Centre)
  • Anger management ELSA
  • Fitness and Yoga (Maximus Gym)
  • SMSC- Sporting activities, sewing and crafts
The cost of our Alternative Provision Programme for the academic year 2015/2016 was £339,318.

The budget for our Alternative Provision Programme for the financial year 2016/2017 is £250,000.

Monitoring Pupil Premium and LAC Grant 2016/2017


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