Pupil Premium is a government initiative designed to support students whose families have faced economic difficulties in recent times or who are dealing with the challenge of being in care. The children of service families are also eligible.
For every pupil who is in receipt of free school meals (FSM) or has successfully claimed for FSM within the last six years, the school receive:
£1,320 for pupils in Year 5 and Year 6
£935 for pupils in Year 7 and Year 8
Looked After Children will receive £2,300 which is centrally held by the Virtual School.
The school will also receive £2,300 for each pupil identified as Adopted from Care under the ‘Adoption and Children Act 2002’ and £300 for each pupil from a services family.
The school determines how it uses this money to ensure that these pupils are given every opportunity to reach their full potential. Edward Peake C of E (VC) Middle School has used and continues to use the Pupil Premium Grant to support a wide range of provisions and services both academic and pastoral.