The ‘Pupil Premium’ is a grant given to schools for each child who claims free school meals (FSM) currently or who has done so at some point in the past six years. It is extremely important that all parents/carers of children eligible for FSM do register (even if you then choose to not have the meals) as this grant enables us to provide extra resources for your children.
To register for FSM click on this link: http://www.brent.gov.uk/freeschoolmeals
The Pupil Premium grant is provided because national research has shown that, in some cases, students who are eligible for FSM may need additional support and resources to achieve the very highest grades. The government provides us with Pupil Premium funding so we can commission and allocate additional support to ensure all students achieve their potential.
The support can be in a short burst of a few weeks, or run for a longer period of a term, two terms, a year or even more. It may take the form of one-to-one or small group teaching or extra support within lessons. It can be additional resources, enrichment or access to opportunities that accelerate learning or develop students’ ambitions.
Full details of how Ark Academy spends its Pupil Premium funding, and an analysis of the impact, can be read here: