The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 and is funding provided to schools and colleges to address inequalities in educational outcomes for disadvantaged children.
All learners within the academy who have been identified as being in receipt of Free School Meals (FSM) over the last six years (known as ‘Ever 6 FSM) are eligible to draw down funding from the Government; for the academic year 2017-18, the level of funding per student is set at £935.
As a school, we have the autonomy of how to use the Pupil Premium at a local level to ensure best impact, whilst also having the accountability for what should be an improvement in attainment/achievement for learners in receipt of Pupil Premium Funding.
As all students at the Beacon of Light School are dual registered, we do not receive any Pupil Premium Funding (PPF) directly and assume that it makes up part of the commissioning fees to the school. The commissioning fees that the school receives are used to personalise learning which has helped students improve their attainment.