What is Pupil Premium?
Pupil Premium is additional funding received by schools for each pupil from a disadvantaged background. It is allocated to schools based on the number of children who come from low-income families – this is defined as those who are currently known to be eligible for free school meals (FSM). It also includes pupils who have been eligible for free school meals at any point in the last six years and children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months.
Findings have shown that, as a group, children who have been eligible for free school meals at any point in time have consistently lower educational attainment than those who have never been eligible for FSM and therefore the funding’s aim is to ‘close the gap’ in attainment.
Schools receive a grant, or Pupil Premium, for each child who is confirmed as eligible.
Please click here for our Pupil Premium Letter
The Service Premium gives schools extra funding to support children and young people with parents in the armed forces. Pupils are allocated the premium if they meet the following criteria:
one of their parents is serving in the regular armed forces
one of their parents served in the regular armed forces in the last 3 years
one of their parents died while serving in the armed forces and the spouse is in receipt of a pension under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme (AFCS) and the War Pensions Scheme (WPS)
The Department for Education believes that schools, head teachers and teachers are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for individual pupils. Therefore, It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools per FSM pupil, is spent.
As a school, we take great pride in supporting those pupils who have fallen behind or those who come from less advantaged backgrounds but do not qualify for pupil premium. Our existing support strategies have a clear impact upon pupil progress:
targeted deployment of other adults in the classrooms and specific training so that they are better equipped to meet the needs of individual or small groups of pupils across the curriculum.
the implementation of Therabuild lego sessions and ‘Talk Time’ sessions which are designed to support the emotional needs of pupils across the school.
As a school we have made a clear commitment to continually monitor assessment information for individual pupils and to assess what’s working best to meet their individual needs through regular Pupil Progress meetings, the use of our Insight tracking system and My Plan reviews (where applicable).
Please click on our Pupil Premium Strategy Statement below: