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), a smaller amount allocated according to the number of children of service families and an allocation for each pupil who has been ‘Looked After’ (in care) for 6 months or more. In 2012, funding was extended to include pupils who have been eligible for free school meals within the past 6 years.
In school this money is allocated for initiatives to ensure pupils reach their full potential, both academically and socially. 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 held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families. This information must be published on the school website. Please see below for information regarding how the pupils premium has been spent, the impact of this funding and plans for future spending.
The Pupil Premium documents below summarise the spending of this money in our school.