The Pupil Premium is funding provided to schools which is additional to main school funding. It is allocated according to the number of pupils on-roll who are eligible for free school meals (FSM), a smaller amount allocated according to the number of children of service families, and an allocation for each pupil who has been ‘Looked After’ (in care) for 6 months or more. In 2012, funding was extended to include pupils who have been eligible for free school meals at any point within the past 6 years.
It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for individual pupils. However, schools are to be held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families.
Please see below for information regarding how the ‘Pupil Premium’ was spent in the last financial year, the impact of this funding, and the plans for future spending.
The impact of how we have spent our pupil premium each year can be seen through:
Improved progress of Pupil premium pupils
The narrowing of the gap in achievement
2019-20 Academic year plans are based on the 2019 -20 Financial Year when we expect to receive £174,660
Because we monitor our pupils individually we are able to identify individual barriers to learning and direct our Pupil Premium funding according to need.
Here is our 2019-20 Academic year strategy for our pupils premium detailing some of the barriers our children have to learning and how we are addressing these to ensure ALL pupils achieve and make good progress.