The pupil premium is a Government initiative that targets extra money at pupils from deprived backgrounds.
Research shows that pupils from deprived backgrounds underachieve compared to their non‐deprived peers.
The premium is provided in order to support these pupils in reaching their potential.
The Government has used pupils entitled to Free School meals as an indicator for deprivation, and have deployed a fixed amount of money to schools per pupil, based on the number of pupils registered for Free School meals over a rolling six year period.
Sydney Russell is an outstanding school whose students achieve well against both local and national comparators. We are an inclusive community with high expectations and aspirations for all our students. Our students are far more than just examination grades and we also strive to create enrichment opportunities.
We have a relentless focus on improvement and measure our success by the achievement of all our students and our expectation is that no student is left behind. Our determination that all our students reach their potential means we have to provide students with access to an extensive range of programmes and pathways and we focus on what the staff need to ensure student success.
Read the full Pupil Premium Policy 2019-2020