What is the Pupil Premium?
A portion of the funding that schools receive is allocated on the basis of the number of pupils who have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) over time; those who are or have been looked after by the state; and children who have parents in the armed forces. The amount is variable each year dependent on a range of factors and is known as the Pupil Premium. Schools decide how they wish to spend the Pupil Premium that they have been allocated as they have the detailed understanding of the educational needs of the children within their responsibility.
Duke’s School plans for pupil progress in a range of ways, including using the Pupil Premium to remove barriers to learning that pupils face, including weak literacy and numeracy, poor attendance and behavioural concerns.
If you think that your child should be entitled to free school meals, please contact Northumberland County Council for further information.
What is the Year 7 Catch Up Premium?
The government provides a sum of money to schools in order to support children who did not make sufficient progress in Key Stage 2 to achieve the secondary ready standard in literacy and numeracy when they join Year 7.