Pupil Premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.
Each year we publish details of how Pupil Premium has been allocated and data showing the progress of students.
Ivybridge Community College aims to provide opportunities to access all areas of education for all students whatever their starting point.
Pupil Premium is therefore a key resource for ensuring the realisation of this goal. The nature of the issue makes it essential that personalised rather than blanket support is provided for our students. We recognise that not all students who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged or underachieving. We also recognise that not all students who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals. We therefore reserve the right to allocate Pupil Premium funding to support any individual the College has legitimately identified as being socially disadvantaged.
If you would like to check your eligibility for financial support and Free School Meals, please use the Citizen Portal link on the College website (please click here).
We encourage communication from parents and carers of students eligible for Pupil Premium Plus and Service Pupil Premium, so that we can work together in order to tailor appropriate support for every child.
Further Information on Service Pupil Premium
In order to support the significant number of students at Ivybridge Community College who are members of service families, we have developed a system of in-school pastoral support.
We have over 120 children from service families at the College, and their primary point of contact is their Pastoral Leader. Pastoral Leaders are best placed to advocate for and support students and their families. Pastoral Leaders are also well placed to suggest wider service support mechanisms when needed.
We recognise that the level of support our service premium children will need is likely to differ throughout the academic year. We understand that service families may experience periods of increased challenge before, during and after deployment. Therefore, we encourage communication from parents and carers, where possible, to let us know when a parent or carer has been deployed. This is to ensure that we are able to quickly make any necessary adjustments and offer the appropriate support for students during this period, unique to their individual needs.
We recognise that each students’ experience as a service child is different, which is why we choose to adopt a personalised approach rather than provide blanket support.
Useful Contacts for Service Families
- Crownhill Community Centre: 01752 779054
- Radford Family Centre: 01752 406680
- Friends and Families of Deployed Units (FAFDU): 01752 406680
- Plymouth HIVE: 01752 286138
- Aggie’s Community Waves Plymouth