What is it?
The Pupil Premium is funding allocated to schools for the specific purpose of boosting the attainment of pupils from low-income families. Funding is based on children who are registered for Free School Meals (FSM) or have been registered for FSM within the last 6 years, and children that have been Looked After by the Local Authority for more than six months.
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. Schools are free to allocate the money to the initiatives they feel will best ensure their pupils reach their full potential, both academically and socially.
Pupils in receipt of Pupil Premium funding have their attainment monitored every half term to ensure they are making sufficient progress and that the interventions delivered by the teaching assistants are resulting in accelerated progress.
Current Academic Year
In 2017-2018 we will receive £56,760 in Pupil Premium funding.
For more detailed information on current academic achievement, the barriers to future attainment, planned expenditure, the desired outcomes for the pupils and how these will be measured please download our Pupil Premium Strategy.
The Pupil Premium strategy is reviewed termly.
For information on how the pupil funding was spent for the previous academic year and the impact this had on eligible pupils please download the Pupil Premium Strategy.
Registering for Pupil Premium Funding
If think your child may be eligible for Pupil Premium funding because of your family’s income level please contact the school office, (in confidence), to discuss registering and follow the instruction below: