Pupil Premium is funding that has been provided to schools by the government to provide additional support for the achievement of students who are currently registered or have been registered at any point in the past 6 years for Free School Meals. It is also provided for students who are in Local Authority Care and a premium has also been introduced to include children whose parents are currently serving in the Armed Forces.
The Pupil Premium funding is being used to help raise achievement levels and improve progress across the curriculum. The Strategy Statement below provides further information on the wide ranging strategy Glossopdale School has developed in order to maximise the benefits of Pupil Premium funding on students' achievement and potential.
Free School Meals
A student may be eligible for free school meals. The link below can be used to check eligibility and to register.
Alternatively, contact DCC free school meals on 01629 536481. Registration is confidential, and will not affect any other benefits you are claiming.
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Our focus at Glossopdale School
At Glossopdale School we believe in narrowing the educational progress and attainment gap between students who are entitled to the Pupil Premium funding and other students. We ensure the school’s Pupil Premium funding is spent in an integrated and targeted way to ensure that students who need it receive the opportunity for additional support and access to learning opportunities. The Sutton Trust research indicates that effective support comes for quality first teaching, improving learning within the classroom context and early, focused intervention. Our Pupil Premium Strategy aims to enhance the progress of our ‘disadvantaged’ students, tackling their barriers to success and enabling them to reach their true potential, both academically and personally. Our ethos and learning habits reflect our belief that every student should be ‘Prepared to Thrive’ and our Pupil Premium Strategy aims to ensure this is the universal experience of all students within our care, especially those who face additional barriers.
Please see below the plan 21-22 for the allocation of funding and specific actions to support students entitled to the Pupil Premium: