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Marshland High School

Pupil Premium

What is Pupil Premium?

The pupil premium is additional government funding given to schools to help them tackle problems faced by socially disadvantaged children and to close the attainment gap between those children and their peers.  Schools are free to use the pupil premium as they see fit but are accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support low income families.

How is Pupil Premium allocated?

The main basis of allocation is an amount paid in respect of each child known to have been eligible for free school meals at any time during the last six years.  The principle behind this is that as a group, children eligible for free school meals have consistently lower educational attainment than those who have never been eligible for free school meals.  In addition, amounts are paid for looked after children who have been in care for more than six months and for children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces.

“Schools, headteachers and teachers will decide how to use the Pupil Premium allocation, as they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for individual pupils” (DfE)

  • We ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all students.
  • We ensure that appropriate provision is made for students who belong to vulnerable groups and that the needs of socially disadvantaged students are adequately assessed & addressed.
  • In making provision for socially disadvantaged students, we recognise that not all students who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged and not all students who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals.
  • We therefore reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium Grant funding to support any student or group of students that the school has identified as being socially disadvantaged.
  • Pupil Premium funding will be allocated following a needs analysis which will identify and prioritise classes, groups or individuals. Limited funding and resources means that not all children receiving free school meals will be in receipt of pupil premium interventions at any one time.
  • The cost of delivering the range of provision listed below may exceed the amount of PPG received substantially.

The current Pupil Premium Strategy and Impact Statement can be viewed here.


Period Poverty

As part of the government’s aim to end period poverty, the school have access to sanitary products for students in receipt of the pupil premium grant.

These are kept in school in several locations and can be accessed as either emergency supplies or as a complete pack to take home.

If pupils would like to collect any of these products, they are kept with Miss Beatty in H2 and with the Pastoral Team office. 

We understand that pupils may not wish to collect, so please feel free to drop either Miss Beatty or Mrs Hobbs an email, and we can arrange for them to be discretely given to pupils.

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact them on the below: