Pupil Premium

What is the Pupil Premium?

The Pupil Premium is a government initiative that targets extra money at pupils from deprived backgrounds as research shows that such pupils underachieve compared to their non-deprived peers. The premium is provided to enable these pupils to be supported to reach their full potential.

The Government has used pupils entitled to free school meals (FSM), looked after children and service children as indicators of deprivation.

They have then provided a fixed amount of money for schools (per child) based on the number of pupils registered for FSM over a rolling six year period.  At Gorsemoor, we will be using the indicator of those eligible for FSM, as well as identified vulnerable groups, as our target children to ‘close the gap’ regarding attainment.

How will it help your child?

At Gorsemoor, we have high expectations for our children and we believe that no child should be left behind.  We are determined to ensure that our children are given every chance to realise their full potential through a combination of excellent teaching and timely intervention.  We value the individuality of our pupils and aim to support and nurture all.

Our Key objectives are:

1. To increase the percentage of pupils working at or above age-related expectations in Reading, Writing and Maths.  

2. Improve the transition outcomes for Pupil Premium children to minimise learning loss between year groups and bring attainment in line with age expectations.

3. To narrow the gap between Pupil Premium pupils and their peers in Reading, Writing and Maths.


What can the funding be used for?

The funding can be used for a wide variety of purposes including additional support for your child within the classroom, help towards the cost of school uniform or even extra-curricular activities. At the end of each term, a progress report is compiled for our school governing body and a copy of that is also available for parents to see on this page.


Do you think your child would qualify for Pupil Premium?

If you think that you may be eligible for Free School Meals or would like to discuss any aspect of this funding, please contact Mrs Costello via the school office on 01543 274788 or ncostello@gorsemoor.staffs.sch.uk

Mrs Costello is our Pupil Premium Coordinator.

She is currently preparing the next statement.

Pupil Premium Policy


Pupil Premium 2016 2017


Pupil Premium 2015 2016