Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Statement

The pupil premium is allocated to children from low-income families who are currently known to be eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) and children who are looked after for more than six months (LAC).  In addition, Pupil Premium is allocated for children of families who are currently serving in the armed forces.

The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.

Pupil premium funding is available to:

  • Local Authority maintained schools, including special schools and pupil referral units (PRUs)
  • Voluntary-Sector Alternative Provision (AP), with Local Authority agreement
  • Special Schools Not Maintained by the Local Authority (NMSS)
  • Academies and Free Schools, including special and AP Academies

We must publish details of how we spend our pupil premium provision and the effect this funding has had on the attainment of our children who attract the funding.

Pupil Premium Review

The Pupil Premium is a grant provided from central government, through local government, direct to schools. It is in addition to the school’s delegated budget and is targeted to support those pupils who are most vulnerable to enable them to close the gap in achievement.The Pupil Premium is allocated to local authorities and schools with pupils that are known to have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) or have been or currently are a Child in Care of the Local Authority.

This week the school has had an External Pupil Premium Review. The areas of strength identified from the day were that the main priorities for Pupil premium investments are identified well and supported by key staff, resources, research and strategies to improve attendance, develop better speech, support Special Educational Needs and supporting the emotional wellbeing of our pupils. Provision such as breakfast club, our attendance officer, Learning Mentor, new policies and rewards system, is having a positive impact on attendance – in particular those entitled to Pupil Premium funding. Our next steps from the review is to ensure that further parents with pupils in Foundation Stage are applying for this funding .We will also be developing Governors and middle leaders to become more involved in measuring the impact and planning for future priorities. We will continue to focus on closing gaps between school and national data for progress and attainment too.