Pupil Premium is additional funding given to publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers. Pupil Premium funding is available to both mainstream and non-mainstream schools, such as special schools and pupil referrals units.
At the Voyage Learning Campus we receive Pupil Premium funding for those students who are on our permanent roll. Pupil Premium funding for students who are dual registered, for example those attending our medical tuition service, remains with their home school.
Students who are looked after (LAC) receive additional Pupil Premium funding which is spent through their Personal Education Plan (PEP).
At the Voyage Learning Campus we recognise that Quality First Teaching is key to helping students’ maximise their academic progress. Our students have a range of barriers that can often make accessing learning a challenge; we use our funding to ensure high levels of attendance and engagement with students and their families. In addition, we use the Pupil Premium income to fund a range of interventions including numeracy and literacy catch up, as well as social/emotional support.
Our 2020/21 Pupil Premium Strategy includes details of:
- Amount of Pupil Premium allocation for the current year
- Summary of main barriers to achievement faced by pupils
- How the Pupil Premium funding will be spent this year
- How the impact will be measured
Our Pupil Premium strategy is informed by research including: