The Pupil Premium was introduced by the Coalition Government in April 2011. It is provided to schools who work with students who have registered for free school meals at any point in the past six years (known as 'Ever 6 FSM'), and makes available £935 per student. Schools also receive funding, £935 per student, for children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months, and children of service personnel.

The government believes that the pupil premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the students who need it most. Schools are held accountable for this funding and the School's performance tables will capture the achievement of children covered by the Pupil Premium.

In the academic year 2016/17, The Campion School received Pupil Premium funding for 66 pupils, 15 of whom were in Year 11. The Pupil Premium was used to:

  • offer intervention as appropriate to the needs of the pupil
  • create and develop a new monitoring and tracking system across all year groups
  • offer financial support for educational visits and other extracurricular activities
  • offer one to one pastoral and academic support
  • offer financial support to specific pupils to allow them to participate in peripatetic
    music lessons
  • purchase curriculum resources to support academic progress of targeted pupils in
    specific subjects
  • to pay for an extra English teacher to offer 1:1 support at both KS3 & KS4
  • to provide resources and activities for a Wednesday club
  • to support students to attend the London Challenge weeks
  • to extend counselling by half a day a week
  • to pay for training from childline for developing student mentors
  • to develop accelerated reading programme for KS3
  • to support KS3 PP students with ‘aspire to achieve’ programme with Russell group
    of Universities

For the academic year 2017/18, the funds available are £61, 170. Excluding the new intake of Year 7 students, there are 41 students who are eligible for funding. The proposed spending of the Pupil Premium for the academic year 2017/18 is:

  • Appointed lead member of staff for disadvantaged pupils
  • Providing extra tuition for English and Mathematics for examination candidates
  • Purchase 15 new computers to support learning
  • Appoint new lead on tracking and monitoring (Assistant Head)
  • Subscribe to independent careers service through prospects to support IAG.
  • To provide 2 days of study seminars for GCSE students, “Hit the Mark” and “Reach for the Stars”.
  • To provide TA support across a range of subjects to support students
  • Provide a staffed private study / homework club after school for examination candidates
  • Continued development of the KS3 reading project focusing on Year 7 and Year 9 students
  • Continuing to partially fund the newly created whole school tracking and monitoring role
  • Ensuring that all those in receipt of pupil premium have access to funding for curriculum trips, year group trips and for other opportunities where the pupils are representing the school
  • Providing the pupils with personalised materials for revision
  • Providing pupils with materials required to support and engage with the curriculum
  • Departmental bursaries to support pupil premium
  • One to one tuition, where identified through tracking and monitoring
  • Offering extra curriculum support (music lessons with a peripatetic teacher)
  • Continued employment of attendance officer