The Pupil Premium at Mangotsfield School
The Pupil Premium is a sum of money the school receives for each student who is either in receipt of Free School Meals (FSM) or who have been in receipt of them in the past. We also receive money to support students from service families and those who are looked after outside of their families.
The Government provides Pupil Premium funding, in addition to main school funding, to narrow the attainment gap between students from low-income and disadvantaged families and the rest of the school cohort.
At Mangotsfield School we strive to ensure that every student is given the best possible chance of achieving their full potential. The document below outlines how we are spending the Pupil Premium funding this year to overcome barriers to achievement and the reasons for our approach.
The ‘Pupil Premium Spending Plan 2017-18’ outlines how we spent the Pupil Premium funding last year and the impact of the expenditure on eligible and other students.
Sir John Dunford described Pupil Premium as a "Heineken policy" because it was intended to reach disadvantaged children that previous government policies didn't reach.
Dr Lee Elliot Major, chair of the evaluation advisory group of the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) says that we need to remember the Bananarama Principle: "It ain't what you do it's the way that you do it ..." or said another way, "It ain't what you spend but the way that you spend it ... and that's what gets results!".
Mangotsfield School is committed to a personalised approach so that the funding has the maximum positive impact to close the gap for our students.