Pupil premium is funding to improve education outcomes for disadvantaged pupils in schools in England. Evidence shows that disadvantaged children generally face additional challenges in reaching their potential at school and often do not perform as well as other pupils.
Queen Elizabeth School, like all schools in England, receives additional funding for students who are currently eligible for free school meals, or who have been in the last six years, and for students who have previously been in care. We use this funding in a variety of ways to help support students and enable them to reach their potential.
Below is a summary of our priorities for disadvantaged students and how we spend this funding.
In June 2020 the government announced £1 billion of funding to support children and young people to catch up on missed learning caused by coronavirus (COVID19). This is especially important for the most vulnerable pupils and pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds who we know have been most affected. Below is an outline of how we have used this funding at Queen Elizabeth School.