Laurel Park School Pupil Premium
Pupil Premium funding was introduced in April 2011 to address the national priority of raising achievement and closing the achievement gap between disadvantaged students and their peers.
It is additional funding from the government to address issues of inequality by ensuring that resources to tackle disadvantage reaches the students who need it most.
Pupil Premium is allocated to schools on the basis of the number of students who have been eligible for free school meals at any time in the last 6 years or are children in local authority care (or who have left local authority care, i.e. adoption) or are children whose parents are in the Armed Forces. This equates to 31.22% of our school population.
The funding has contributed to a wide range of resources designed to maximise student potential in every possible way, e.g. extra teachers in core subjects, strong inclusion team (additional SEN and EAL TAs, counsellors and education psychologists), and opportunities for extended school activities (boosters/clubs)
The Pupil Premium report is updated every Autumn term.