The pupil premium is additional funding given to publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers. These include pupils who are entitled to free school meals (or who have been eligible in the past), those looked after by the local authority and children of armed services personnel. The intended effect of this funding is to accelerate progress and raise attainment.
Pupil Premium is allocated to schools from central Government and is clearly identifiable. Schools then 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. The needs of all pupils are assessed, and the grant is then used to make maximum impact in the school.
The impact of Pupil Premium spend is evaluated and monitored by the Senior Leadership Team and Governors throughout the year. Pupil Premium priorities will be reviewed in line with the school improvement plan, school budget reports and feedback from pupils, staff and parents.
Please read the information below which gives details of our Pupil Premium Strategy Plan our main objectives as a school with related outcomes, how we allocate the funding and what the impact of the spending has been.
All matters regarding the use of Pupil Premium funds are treated with discretion and in confidence.
If your child does not have Free School Meals, but may be eligible because of your family’s income level, please contact the school office (in confidence) to register them. Even if you do not wish them to have the meals, this would still mean that the school could claim the Pupil Premium funding available to help your child.
Please read the information below which gives details of our Pupil Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.