In April 2011 the Government introduced Pupil Premium, funding which is additional to main school funding.
The purpose of the Pupil Premium is that it is deployed by schools to narrow the attainment gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers. Pupils included are; those from low income families, children adopted and in care and young people with parents in the regular armed forces.
Schools are able to spend the funding as they see fit based upon their knowledge of pupil needs. In addition to the core curriculum a school offers, each pupil eligible for Pupil Premium funding may receive specific interventions, designed to provide opportunities and support based on individual needs and circumstances.
Detailed analysis of need and regular tracking of progress is essential to ensure potential barriers are overcome and expected levels of progress made.
At Laleham Gap School approximately 35% of pupils in school are currently in receipt of Free School Meals. For the academic year 2017/18, the school has received £65,945.