What is Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 and is allocated to schools to work with pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years (known as ‘Ever 6 FSM’), children of service personnel and children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months. Local authorities are responsible for looked after children and make payments to schools and academies where an eligible looked after child is on roll. Schools decide how to use the funding, as they are best placed to assess what additional provision their pupils need.
Arbour House is currently registering with the Department of Education as an independent special school for children and young people with autism, moderate to severe learning difficulties and complex needs.
All of the students experience significant difficulties in communication and social interaction. Rigid, inflexible thought processes can create anxieties about the world around them. They require a high level of specialist educational and therapeutic support to achieve as independent a life as possible.
At Arbour House School we will be committed supporting students who are eligible for Pupil Premium by identifying each of the student’s individual need and using the pupil premium to fund items and activities to meet these needs.
Our aim is to identify the individual needs of the students who qualify for Pupil Premium and to support their development through IT, accessing the community and individualised therapy programs.
For more information on the Pupil Premium, please visit the Department of Education website here.