Pupil PremiumThe Government introduced the Pupil Premium Grant in April 2011. The grant, which is additional to main school funding, is seen by the Government as the best way to address the current inequalities for children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and Service Children, by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.
The Pupil Premium is allocated to schools and is clearly identifiable. Schools can decide how the Pupil Premium is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility. We have taken into account the latest research on the most effective use of Pupil Premium money when allocating the funding.
At Cockington we support all of our pupils. We do this by providing high quality teaching, supplemented by targeted academic and wider support in order to support vulnerable learners as and when required. The School Senior Leadership Team and Directors monitor the impact of all spending, including the Pupil Premium.