What is Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium provides additional funding on top of the main funding a school receives. It is targeted at students from disadvantaged backgrounds to ensure they benefit from the same opportunities as students from less deprived families.
From September 2016, the premium will be worth £935 and goes to students who are currently in receipt of Free School Meals. From 2012-13, The Government extended its reach to cover any child that has been registered for Free School Meals (FSM) in the past six years (known as Ever6).
At Redmoor Academy we pride ourselves on utilising the Pupil Premium to support our students with a specific focus on Transition, Literacy, Engagement and Attendance, maximising the life opportunities for all students.
The National Data shows that students 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. In 2009-10 GCSE statistics showed that around a third of students who have been on Free School Meals in the previous six years achieved five or more A*-C grades, compared to more than two thirds of their fellow students.
Currently 18.8 % of students at Redmoor Academy are eligible for the Pupil Premium.
To monitor the Progress and Attainment of pupils eligible for Pupil Premium funding, measures have been included in the performance tables that capture the achievement of all students.
At Redmoor Academy, the usual cycle of data collection and the monitoring and tracking of the cohort’s attainment is used to inform pupil progress and enable the early identification of need, support and the appropriate intervention.