The Pupil Premium was introduced in 2011 and is allocated to schools to work with pupils who have been registered for Free School Meals (FSM) at any point in the last 6 years. The Government believes that the Pupil Premium is the best way to address the underlying inequalities between children eligible for FSM and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.
At Ernest Bevin College the Pupil Premium is used in many ways including:
- to support literacy by funding the position of a literacy coordinator;
- to pay for one to one tuition for targetted pupils
- to subsize the funding costs of the Learning Resource Centre
- to subsize the funding of additional teachers & Learning Support Assistants working with Foundation groups
- to help fund resources & trips for Pupil Premium children so that they can participate fully in all college activities
- to fund music lessons
- to fund extra curricular activities, clubs and some residential trips
To see more detailed breakdowns on how the Pupil Premium Funding is allocated at Ernest Bevin College, please click on the links below
We are also in receipt of Literacy & Mathematics Catch Up funding to help children who start secondary school below the government's expected standards. Click on the link below for the impact statement.