Every year the government allocates Pupil Premium funding for schools to use to benefit pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years. This money is in addition to the main school funding. The School also receives funding for children who have been looked after and children of service personnel.
The government also provides Year 7 Catch-up premium that gives schools additional funding to support year 7 pupils who did not achieve the expected standard in reading or maths at the end of key stage 2 (KS2). Sports Premium is additional funding to be boost sports and PE.
Accountability for how the the various premium sums are spent sits with with the Head Teacher and senior leaders. They report their decisions to the Directors and publish how the money has been used and the impact.
You can read the reports on how Joseph Clarke School spent its allocations below.