The government provides additional funding to schools to support young people from low-income families and to support them in achieving their best. In most cases the Pupil Premium is paid direct to schools, allocated to them for every pupil who receives free school meals. Schools also receive 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).
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.
CHS South 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 any form of disadvantage and the school seeks to use the funding offered 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.