At North Walsham High School we have high expectations and high ambitions for every pupil, regardless of background.
The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011. In 2012–13 schools were allocated a total of £1.25 billion funding for children from low-income families who were eligible for free school meals, looked after children and those from families with parents in the Armed Forces.
From April 2012 the Pupil Premium was extended to include children who had been eligible for free school meals at any point in the last six years (FSM 'Ever 6').
The level of premium for 2018-19 is £935 per pupil eligible for free school meals (FSM).
From April 2014 children who are looked after will attract a higher rate of funding than children from low-income families - the ‘pupil premium plus’, which will be £2,300 per pupil for 2018-19. This is to reflect the unique challenges they face at school where they often struggle to keep up with their peers at both primary and secondary level.
North Walsham High School reviews its strategies at the end of each academic year to ensure expenditure has impacted chosen strategies of spending for the current year. The strategies chosen for the forthcoming year will coincide with eligibility and our school improvement plan, along with the outcomes from monitoring progress and attainment.
Below you will find the annual reports detailing the strategies we have funded with the allocated money and our assessment of the impact of those strategies. We base all decisions on the Department for Education’s ‘7 Building Blocks for Success’ –
Laura Gatward, Assistant Headteacher, leads on Pupil Premium in school and can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss it in more detail.