What is Pupil Premium? The Pupil Premium is an addition to the schools budget designed to ensure that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.
A good education is essential in improving young peoples’ life chances. The Pupil Premium Grant is an allocation of funding, additional to the main funding a school receives, in order to support children who may be vulnerable to underachievement.
The government determines that this includes children who:
- have been in receipt of free school meals (FSM) in the past 6 years,
- are from low-income families,
- are looked after (CLA) or adopted from care
- are from a defence force background (Services)
Schools receive the following funding annually:
- £1,320 for each child registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years:
- £1,900 for each looked-after pupil who:
- has been looked after for 1 day or more
- was adopted from care on or after 30 December 2005, or left care under a special guardianship order or a residence order
The purpose of the additional support which the grant funds, is to narrow the academic gaps in attainment between these pupils and their peers. Individual schools assess how the Pupil Premium funding should best be spent in order to impact on achievement and attainment and this information must be published.
Find below links to the information relevant to our school for 2015/16 and 2016/17.