Glossopdale School


Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium is funding that has been provided to schools by the government to provide additional support for the achievement of students who are currently registered or have been registered at any point in the past 6 years for Free School Meals.  It is also provided for students who are in Local Authority Care and a premium has also been introduced to include children whose parents are currently serving in the Armed Forces.

The Pupil Premium funding is being used to help raise achievement levels and improve progress across the curriculum.  The attached letter provides further information on the wide ranging strategy Glossopdale School has developed in order to maximise the benefits of Pupil Premium funding on students achievement and potential.  The letter also extends the opportunity for you to make suggestions in how we use the funding.

For the current academic year we have included in the documents below;

  • our school’s pupil premium grant allocation amount
  • a summary of the main barriers to educational achievement faced by eligible pupils at the school
  • how we'll spend the pupil premium to overcome those barriers and the reasons for that approach
  • how we’ll measure the effect of the pupil premium
  • the date of the next review of the school’s pupil premium strategy

For the previous academic year, we have included:

  • how we spent the pupil premium allocation
  • the effect of the expenditure on eligible and other pupils

What is Pupil Premium - Letter to Parents

Free School Meals

A student may be eligible for free school meals. The link below can be used to check eligibility and to register.

Alternatively, contact DCC free school meals on 01629 536481. Registration is confidential, and will not affect any other benefits you are claiming.

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Student Support - Funding Application Form


Our focus at Glossopdale School

At Glossopdale School we believe in narrowing the educational progress and attainment gap between students who are entitled to the Pupil Premium funding and other students. We ensure the school’s Pupil Premium funding is spent in an integrated and targeted way to ensure that students who need it receive the opportunity for additional support and access to learning opportunities. The Sutton Trust research indicates that effective support comes for quality first teaching, improving learning within the classroom context and early, focused intervention. Our Pupil Premium Strategy aims to enhance the progress of our ‘disadvantaged’ students, tackling their barriers to success and enabling them to reach their true potential, both academically and personally. Our ethos and learning habits reflect our belief that every student should be ‘Prepared to Thrive’ and our Pupil Premium Strategy aims to ensure this is the universal experience of all students within our care, especially those who face additional barriers.

Please see below the 3 year strategic plan for the allocation of funding and specific actions to support students entitled to the Pupil Premium:
Here is the action plan for the current academic year, taking into account the impact of Covid-19: