What is the Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium is additional funding to help schools close the attainment gap between pupils from low-income and other disadvantaged families, and their peers. If a pupil has been eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) at any point over the past 6 years or has been looked after for one day or more (Child Looked After), the school receives an amount per head within their budget. A provision is also made for pupils who have a parent in the armed services.
We believe the additional provision delivered through the Pupil Premium funding should be available to all pupils within school who we know to be disadvantaged and vulnerable, irrespective of whether they are eligible for the funding. There is no expectation that all Pupil Premium funded pupils will receive identical support The school considers best ways to allocate Pupil Premium money annually following rigorous data analysis and the careful consideration of the needs of the pupils.
We have a clear, approach for Pupil Premium funding provision, which focuses on the following:
- whole-school strategies that impact on all pupils through quality first teaching.
- focused support to target under-performing pupils.
- specific support targeting pupils in terms of aspiration.
- specific support targeting pupils social and emotional needs.