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Pupil Premium

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.  The Government believes that the Pupil Premium is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their peers to ensure they benefit from the same opportunities as students from less deprived families. 

Who is eligible for PP funding?

  • Pupils who have been recorded as eligible for Free School Meals (FSM), or have been recorded as eligible in the past 6 years.
  • Children who have been looked after by local authorities or children previously looked after by a local authority or other state care, are referred to as previously looked-after children. 

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Our intent

Our school vision is to provide a 'World Class' education where we place equal emphasis on academic excellence as well as personal development, which in turn will allow all our students to be the best version of themselves. This applies to all our students irrespective of their background or the challenges they face. Therefore, our Pupil Premium Strategy aims to give all our Pupil Premium students the opportunity to excel in all aspects of school life.

The Chalk Hills Academy provides the best learning and achievement experience for all our students. We recognise that disadvantage in early years can create a gap between outcomes for disadvantaged students and those who have not experienced disadvantage. We aim, through a clear and focused strategy to eliminate the gap across a number of fields. 

These include:

  1. To ensure that all PP students participate in the academic and wider curriculum to the same extent as the peers.
  2. To ensure that PP students on average make increasingly good progress year on year. 
  3. To address and remove the barriers faced by our PP students such as, literacy, attendance and culture capital. 
  4. For PP post 16 destination data to reflect an increasing number of students accessing level 3 pathways. 

Please find below our recent Pupil Premium Strategy Statement which details how we use our PP funding.