What is it?
Pupil premium is funding allocated to schools for the specific purpose of boosting the attainment of pupils from low-income families. Funding is allocated to schools to work with pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years.
Schools also receive funding for children who have been Looked After continuously for more than six months, and children of service personnel.
Why has it been introduced?
The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) and their wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.
How Does The School Spend This Money?
We utilise strategies from 'Narrowing the Gap' and the Sutton Trust tool-kit, that have been researched and analysed extensively, to inform us of the best ways to use this money with positive impact.
We monitor levels of progress and attainment for all children very carefully. Where children would benefit from additional support to boost their learning, this funding can add to the direct learning opportunities that we are able to offer. The funding is used on a priority basis to support any child who needs it in order to achieve at least the national age related expectations. Funding primarily supports the acquisition of skills in English and Maths.
Please see the reports below, showing how much the school receives and what we intend to spend the money on. The reports contain evidence of impact in previous years.