Pupil Premium is a government grant in addition to the main school funding that schools receive in their annual budgets. Appropriate use of this money can help to address educational inequalities between children in schools.
Pupil Premium Funds are received for:
Every child who qualifies for Free School Meals (FSM) currently, or has qualified in the past 6 years(Ever 6)
Armed Forces children
Looked After Children
If a child is eligible for FSM and a parent applies, this triggers the funding.
If you think that your child might be eligible for FSM and you would like more information, please do contact the school office.
Schools are free to allocate and spend the Pupil Premium Grant in the way they deem most appropriate, however we are accountable for ensuring this grant is deployed effectively. The senior leadership team, staff and governors evaluate how Pupil Premium money is spent and the impact the money is having on pupils' attainment. Vulnerable groups are identified and appropriate interventions are put in place, funded by the Pupil Premium. The school tracks all disadvantaged children and targets the interventions.
New measures will be included in the performance tables that will report on the achievement of those pupils covered by the Pupil Premium. Schools are required to publish online information about how they have used the Premium to ensure that the community is very aware of how effective the grant has been to close the gap between advantaged and disadvantaged pupils.