Pupil Premium is an additional grant given to students who:
• Have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any time in the last six years (£935)
• Looked-after children (LAC) defined in the Children Act 1989 as one who is in the care of, or provided with accommodation by, an English local authority or children who have ceased to be looked after by a local authority in England and Wales because of adoption, a special guardianship order, a child arrangements order or a residence order (£1,900); however £1000 will be retained by the Virtual Headteacher in the Local Authority.
• Have parents/carers in the armed services, who face particular challenges (£300)
We have been allocated £397375 for the academic year 2017-18. This is to support 425 students within the Academy who have been identified as eligible for Pupil Premium. We receive this money in regular instalments and these funds are in addition to the main school budget (the general annual grant). At Outwood Academy Danum, we have many robust intervention strategies which are designed to support each individual student to achieve their potential. We believe that these strategies are ‘narrowing the gap’ between different groups of students and fulfil one of our core aims “to raise standards for all students by sustaining and enhancing performance and to develop the whole child”.