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). In 2012, funding was extended to include pupils who have been eligible for free school meals 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 the individual pupils within their responsibility. However, schools are to be held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families. From September 2012, this information must be published on the school website. Please see below for information regarding how the pupil’s premium was spent in the last financial year, the impact of this funding, and the plans for future spending.
Objectives in spending our Pupil Premium Grant:
- to ensure that teaching and learning opportunites meet the needs of all our pupils, including those in receipt of free school meals and children from Forces families or those in care.
- to ensure that each individual child is challenged and stimulated in their learning and is making at least nationally expected progress.
- to ensure that appropriate provision is made for vulnerable groups; this includes ensuring that the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are appropriately assessed and addressed; we recognise that not all pupils who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged and not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals. We reserve the right to allocate funding to support any group or groups of pupils the school has legitimately identified as being socially disadvantaged.