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Bearbrook Combined School

An Academy of the Great Learners Trust


Pupil Premium

What is ‘Pupil Premium’?

In 2011-2012 the Government launched its pupil premium funding. The ‘Pupil Premium’ is given to schools based on the numbers of pupils in the school who are eligible for Free School Meals (FSM). From 2012-13, it has been expanded to include all children who have been eligible for FSM within the last 6 years.


The funding is allocated to a range of initiatives aimed at supporting more disadvantaged pupils, to ensure they benefit from the same opportunities as all other children and to ensure that they reach their full potential.


In addition to FSM the school may also receive pupil premium for any ‘Looked after children’ (Children in Care) or Armed forces children.


At Bearbrook Combined School, we carry out a full evaluation of the initiatives. 

Nature of Support that could be provided:

  1. Achievement and Standard work including additional class based or intervention work to accelerate progress of targeted groups or individuals.

  2. Learning Support to enable children to fully access learning and accelerate progress where there are specific barriers other than identified Special Educational Learning Needs.

  3. Pastoral work which undertakes work to raise self-esteem, extend their personal skill set and support children to make appropriate choices in order to maximise learning opportunities.

  4. Out of Hours and enrichment to ensure that children are given a full opportunity to develop other talents in sport and creativity to also improve self confidence and motivation for school.