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What is the Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium provides additional funding on top of the main funding a school receives. It is targeted at students from disadvantaged backgrounds to ensure they benefit from the same opportunities as students from less deprived families.
Spending is monitored closely with all schools accountable for the impact of the money spent. At Rowan Park School, we utilise the Pupil Premium to support our students with a specific focus on Literacy and Numeracy, Transition (at all key stages), Engagement in learning to maximise children and young people opportunities into adult life.
Why is there a Pupil Premium?
National data shows that pupils who have been eligible for Free School Meals at any point in their school career have consistently lower educational attainment than those who have never been eligible.
However, at Rowan Park the pupil premium pupils consistently have the same if not better attainment than their non pupil premium peers. The main area of need is not deprivation, the area of need comes from the diagnosis and medical needs.
How many pupils at Rowan High School are eligible for the Pupil Premium?
Currently, the are 47% of pupils at Rowan Park School who are entitled to Pupil Premium.
How will the impact of the spending of the Pupil Premium be measured?
To monitor progress on attainment, measures will be included in the performance tables that will capture the achievement of students covered by the Pupil Premium. Rowan Park, the usual cycle of data collection and the monitoring and tracking of the cohort’s attainment, will be used to inform student progress and enable the early identification of need, support and appropriate intervention.