What is Pupil Premium?
 
Pupil Premium is the name attached to the additional money provided to support the education of students from specific backgrounds who, at a national level, have traditionally not performed well at school. 
 
This national scheme was introduced in 2011. Schools must use the extra funding specifically to assist eligible students with their progress so that, over time, the gap in achievement between these students and others is eradicated. The main focus is to remove barriers for students from families who are deemed to be disadvantaged by their financial circumstances.
 
Which students are eligible?      
 
Students are assessed on a needs basis according to the following criteria:                                                                                                                            

1. Students who are eligible for free school meals. 
2. Students who have been eligible for free school meals in any of the preceding six years (Ever 6).
3. Students who have parents in the armed forces.
4. Students who are looked after (LAC).

 
How much is Pupil Premium Funding worth?
 
From April 2015, Pupil Premium is payable at the following levels: 
 
- Eligible secondary students attract funding at £935 per annum (EVER 6). 
- Students who are looked after attract funding of £1,900 per annum (£500 of which is retained by the Local Authority).
- Children who have ceased to be looked after by a local authority in England and Wales because of adoption, a special guardianship order, a child arrangements order or a residence order attract funding of £1,900 per annum. 
- Students from service families attract funding at £300 per annum (EVER 5). 
 
How much Pupil Premium Money does Stratton receive?
 
Stratton’s pupil premium budget for 2017/18 is:  £108 785.
 
How is the Pupil Premium money used at Stratton?
 
At Stratton we focus our use of funding in 8 broad areas:
 
Pastoral provision, Data Collection, English and Maths provision, Teaching and Learning, Learning outside of the curriculum, Support, guidance and intervention, Achievement For All mentoring, Leadership and Management.
 
These areas of provision are outlined in the attached document