Pupil Premium funding was introduced into schools in April 2011 and allocated to work with 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.
Following on from Pupil Premium, the government introduced 'Sports Premium' in September 2013. For 2017/2018 Joseph Clarke School has been allocated £16,310.
Year 7 Catch-up premium 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).
Accountability is with the Head Teacher and Senior Leaders who decide how to use the Premium. They report their decisions to the Governors 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