Pupil Premium / Recovery Premium

Pupil Premium

Pupil premium funding is allocated to schools in order to improve the attainment of students registered for free school meals, those in local authority care, and those with parents in the armed forces. The grant was put in place due to a nationwide gap in attainment between these students and their peers.

At Queensmead, we have followed the recommendations by the Education Endowment Foundation to underpin our pupil premium strategy, before tailoring the initiatives to our school context and the students here at Queensmead. For the 2021/22 academic year, Queensmead school will receive approximately £264,535 in pupil premium funding.


Recovery Premium

Recovery premium funding is allocated to schools in order to support students following the disruption to their education as a result of the covid pandemic. Again, we have taken an evidence-based approach, based on the guidance from the EEF. For the 2020/21 academic year, Queensmead school will receive approximately £40, 165 in recovery premium funding.

To view our full pupil premium and recovery premium strategy, including a full breakdown of how the money will be allocated and a review of the previous year’s spending, please click here.

For more information on the pupil premium or recovery premium, please contact Mr Kavanagh, Senior Assistant Headteacher – ckavanagh@qmschool.org.uk.


Summer School

During the summer school students experienced a range of activities aimed at preparing them for life at Queensmead. The programme was developed to provide a blend of both academic and practical enrichment workshops based around English, Maths, Science, Humanities, Art, Drama and PE. Full details of the funding for the summer school can be found here.