The pupil premium is additional funding that is given to schools to address the inequalities between children eligible for free school meals and their peers.
When considering all of the data it is clear that Newbridge, like most other schools, have an identifiable attainment gap with students that fall into the category of Pupil Premium and Year 7 Catch Up.
As a school we are aware of this gap and this is reflected in the level of funding applied to a wide range of strategies identified to reduce this gap (total funding £134,048 v. total planned expenditure for 2017.18 £154,602). We are committed to reducing the differential between the achievement and attainment of those students that are Pupil Premium and those that are Non-Pupil Premium.
The data suggests that although the gap between the attainment and progress of Pupil Premium and non-Pupil Premium students still exists, some progress has been made in reducing it.
We have identified specific strategic areas in the School Development Plan in relation to our continued work in relation to the progress of Pupil Premium students.
We will continue to work hard to ensure that the current gap lessens and that all ‘Pupil Premium’ students attain the best results and education possible and those students identified as Year 7 Catch Up progress as rapidly as possible.