Pupil Premium is additional funding received by schools for each pupil from disadvantaged families or backgrounds. Findings show 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 free school meals. The Government believes that the Pupil Premium Grant is the best way to address the underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals and their peers.
The funding is allocated to schools based on the number of children who meet one (or more) of the following criteria:
- Pupils who have been eligible for free school meals at any point in the last six years
- Children who have been looked after (in care) continuously for more than six months
- Children where a parent serves in the armed forces
For our school, it is important to note that we invest the pupil premium in our children regardless of whether they are low attaining or not. This might be in the form of additional tuition or extra support and challenge in school. In the next few pages you will find:
- Impact statements
- Provision Plan: this is a summary of how we will invest to make sure pupils have the best possible outcomes
Contact Dianna Bishop (Inclusion Leader), if you would like to know more about how we use Pupil Premium Grant in school.