The government has provided additional funding to schools to support young people from low-income families and to support them in achieving their best. This extra funding is determined by the proportion of pupils receiving Free School Meals.
Chorlton High School is committed to ensuring that all young people are supported to achieve their potential academically and to develop the skills and attributes necessary to succeed within Higher Education and future employment. This commitment is particularly important where young people experience cultural, social or financial disadvantage and the school seeks to use the funding offered through the Pupil Premium to better address the needs of these students.
We believe in aspiration for all. We are a mixed, multi-cultural and multi-faith school and we are proud of our comprehensive nature. This is underpinned by our shared core purpose – SUCCESSFUL, CREATIVE, HAPPY.
We believe that the development of the whole child is important. Pupil Premium Funding is used to address skills essential for academic SUCCESS; however the school also wants to ensure that young people are HAPPY and CREATIVE– therefore we aim to raise aspirations, self-esteem, confidence and expand cultural horizons. In such a way we believe all our children have opportunities to succeed in life no matter what their socio-economic background.
In most cases the Pupil Premium is paid direct to schools, allocated to them for every pupil who receives free school meals. Schools decide how to use the funding, as they are best placed to assess what additional provision their pupils need. Local authorities are responsible for looked after children and make payments to schools and academies where an eligible looked after child is on roll.