What is pupil premium?
Pupil Premium is additional funding paid to schools in respect of their disadvantaged pupils (pupils who have been registered for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the last six years, or who are service children, or who have ceased to be looked after by the local authority). The school receives this funding to support their eligible pupils and close the attainment gap between these pupils and their peers.
Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit. However they are responsible for how they use the additional funding to support pupils from low income families and other target groups. From September 2012, the government also require schools to publish online information about how they have used the premium.
If you think you are eligible for income related free school meals please click the link below:Free School Meals
Principles for the use of Pupil Premium
- To close the gap between Pupil Premium pupils and other pupils in school
- To ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meets the needs of all our pupils
- To ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups, this includes ensuring that the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are adequately assessed and addressed
- To improve attendance/punctuality of those eligible for Pupil Premium
- To increase enjoyment of and engagement with the school curriculum
- To increase participation in a range of extra-curricular activities, clubs educational visits etc
- To raise aspirations
Pupil Premium funding will be allocated to priority classes, groups and individuals. Limited funding and resources mean that not all children will be in receipt of Pupil Premium interventions at any one time.
How do we decide where the money is spent?