Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium is additional funding given to schools by the Government so that they can support their disadvantaged students and close the attainment gap between them and their peers.

The Department for Education states:

It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility. (DfE website)

For this current academic year, the funding released to Corley Centre for Pupil Premium is £38, 335 based on 51% of students meeting the criteria for this funding.

The funding for looked after students (LAC) for Corley Centre is £3,000, based on 3% of students meeting the criteria for this funding.

The Government’s criteria for pupil premium funding is:

  • Children currently receiving free school meals
  • Children who have received free school meals in one or more of the previous 6 years
  • Children who are from services families

Of the 51% of students receiving pupil premium funding for 2016~17, the breakdown is as follows:

• Children currently receiving free school meals 78% (as per the October 2016 Census)
• Children receiving free school meals in one or more of the previous 6 years 22%
• Children from services families 0%

This funding has been allocated to provide additional support to identified students in order to help them overcome barriers that may hinder their progress.  These could be related to specific areas of learning such as literacy or numeracy or personal developmental issues such as low self-esteem or anxieties, which can hinder a student’s ability to learn.

Examples of how Corley Centre’s Pupil Premium and LAC funding has been allocated are as follows:
1-1 or small group intervention work:
     – Literacy (Everyone Can Read Programme)
     – Numeracy (Every Child Counts Programme)
     – Curriculum intervention
     – Self-esteem
     – Managing emotions
     – Coping with anxieties
     – Lego Therapy
     – Autism Awareness
     – Social Skills
Grapevine Person Centred Planning
Work-Related Learning programmes
Peripatetic music tuition
Forest Schools provision
Enrichment activities and after school clubs
Inclusion links supporting students with experiences in mainstream schools and colleges
Sports Leadership opportunities
Peer Support training
Supported work experience
Hypnotherapy

If you think you may be eligible for Free School Meals could I ask that you complete the form Application for Free School Meals . Please note that your child is still able to bring sandwiches, they do not have to take up the option of free school meals.

If you need help to complete the form or wish to discuss this privately in more detail please contact either Mrs Nagra or Mrs Phillips our Family Support Workers

Is my child eligible for Free School Meals?.