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Pupil Premium

Please see below for our most recent Pupil Premium Reports in PDF format (produced annually). For previous reports, please see the links in the menu.

Pupil Premium background

Introduced in April 2011, the Pupil Premium is a government initiative that provides additional funding for students from disadvantaged backgrounds.  Research shows that students from disadvantaged backgrounds underachieve compared to their peers.  The premium is therefore provided in order to reduce the attainment gap and support these students in reaching their full potential.

The premium is allocated to schools to work with students who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years.  Funding is also received for students who have been in local authority care for more than six months and students who are children of service personnel.  Students who are in any of these three categories are referred to as ‘disadvantaged’.

The government is not instructing schools on how they should spend this money.  However, it is clear that strategies to support students in raising their achievement and attainment will need to be employed and schools will be accountable for this.  New measures in the school performance tables show the attainment and achievement of Pupil Premium students in relation to their peers.

The staff and governors at Dene Magna accept responsibility for those students recognised as ‘disadvantaged’ and are committed to meeting their pastoral, social and academic needs.  Every student is valued, respected and entitled to develop to meet his/her potential.