Pupil Premium

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Introduction

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

Y7 Catch-Up Statements

Equality Objectives