Pupil Premium – South Shore Academy
Pupil Premium is additional funding given to schools to support students on Free School Meals, Looked After Children and those children whose parents serve in the armed forces. From September 2012 schools must report how they have used the pupil premium and the impact it has had on pupil progress. Currently 70% of students at South Shore Academy are defined as being in this category.
Reasons for the Pupil Premium
Pupil Premium was created to tackle ‘educational inequality’ and is allocated to schools ‘in addition’ to their budget.
Schools are encouraged by the Department for Education to use the money to ‘narrow the gap’ in attainment between students in receipt of Free School Meals or those who are ‘Looked After’ as nationally there is a disparity between their attainment at GCSE and their peers.
Please click on the link below for the 2017/18 Pupil Premium Expenditure and the 2018/19 Strategy.