Pupil Premium

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Pupil Premium


Pupil Premium is a funding initiative introduced to ensure that students aged 11 to 16 from families with limited income receive additional funding to help their educational attainment. The funding is given to the school rather than the individual and is based on the number of children in receipt of Free School Meals now or in the past 6 years.

At Birchwood much of the funding will be channelled into targeted teaching and learning and innovative projects to increase student engagement in education, which could include music lessons, school trips and improved access to information technology

Although we are targeting the specific students for whom we have received funding, we are determined that these students will not be stigmatised or labelled because of the financial barriers to education that they face. For example, Birchwood uses a smart card system to pay for school lunches. Those students entitled to free school meals have their cards topped up automatically at the start of each school week, so there is no apparent difference between students entitled to free school meals and those who are not.

Pupil Premium Statements

Re. COVID-19:

For information regarding the spending, in 2021-22, of catch-up funding for students affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, please see section J of the Pupil Premium Report 2020-21 above,

Y7 Catch-Up Statements

Year 7 Catch-Up Statement 2013-14

Year 7 Catch-Up Statement 2014-15

Year 7 Catch-Up Statement 2015-16

Year 7 Catch-Up Statement 2016-17

Year 7 Catch-Up Statement 2017-18

Please note that the 2019-20 and 2020-21 statements are not included due to the disruption caused by Covid-19.