The Pupil Premium is a grant given to schools for each child who claims free school meals currently or who has done so in the past. It is really important that all parents/carers of children eligible to do so register for free school meals even if you don’t choose to have them as the grant enable us to provide extra resources for your children.
Research has shown that children who have been on/ are on Free School Meals (FSM) do not attain as highly as other children in school. The government provides this grant so that we can commission/allocate additional support to ensure that they do. The support can be in a short burst or over a longer term such as a term, two terms, a year or more. It may take the form of 1-1 or small group teaching and may be an evidence based intervention. It can be additional resources, enrichment or access to opportunities that enhance learning and or aspiration.
Following a fact-finding visit to the academy, the Department for Education contacted the Principal of Burlington Danes in February 2011 stating that the academy has ‘proven success in raising the attainment of pupils eligible for free school meals...