Pupil Premium and COVID Catch Up Funding

 At Highfield Middle School we strive to ensure that all children in our care can be successful, regardless of age, background or beliefs. Pupil Premium is additional funding which was introduced in 2011 by the government to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and diminish differences in outcomes between them and their peers. Statistically, pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds do not achieve as well at school as other pupils. Their attendance is lower and ultimately, they leave with fewer qualifications. We receive funding for children who are looked after, those eligible for free school meals and ‘Service Children’ whose parents are serving in the armed forces. We are committed to using this funding to support these pupils, impact positively on their success in education and ensure that they have the same life chances as their peers.