Pupil Premium – what is it?
The ‘pupil premium’ is the name given to the additional funding given to schools to promote a school’s aim to improve the outcomes of pupils from deprived backgrounds. Research shows that this group of pupils underachieve compared to non-eligible pupils.
The Government have used pupils entitled to Free School meals as an indicator for deprivation, and have deployed a fixed amount of money to schools per pupil, based on the number of pupils eligible for Free School meals. Looked After Children or the children of armed service personnel are also eligible for this increased funding.
The Government are not dictating how schools should spend this money, but are clear that schools will need to employ the strategies that they know will support these pupils to increase their attainment, and ‘narrow the gap’ between their attainment and the attainment of other pupils.
The documents below provide a range of pupil premium related information including: about how much money our school receives, how it is spent and how eligible pupils perform in national statutory assessments.
The school reviews the pupil premium strategy at least termly throughout each year. Usually this is immediately after each full term has been completed.