What is Pupil Premium?
Each year we receive extra funding from the government to help to improve the attainment of disadvantaged pupils. Evidence shows that children from disadvantaged backgrounds generally face extra challenges in reaching their potential at school and often do not perform as well as their peers. The pupil premium grant is designed to allow us to help disadvantaged pupils by improving their progress and the results they achieve.
Eligibility and funding
Schools receive pupil premium funding based on the number of pupils they have in January each year from the following groups:
- Free school meals – Our school receives £1,345 for every primary age pupil, who claims free school meals, or who has claimed free school meals in the last 6 years.
- Looked-after and previously looked-after children – We receive £2,345 for every pupil who has left local authority care through adoption, a special guardianship order or child arrangement order.
- Service premium – We also receive £310 for every pupil with a parent who is serving in HM Forces or has retired on a pension from the Ministry of Defence.
Use of the pupil premium
As a school we decide on the main issues stopping our pupils from succeeding at school and use the pupil premium to provide additional support. This might be done by arranging training and professional development for teaching staff to improve the impact of teaching and learning for pupils. This might also include non-academic use of the pupil premium such as:
- school breakfast clubs
- music lessons
- help with the cost of educational trips or visits
- speech and language therapy
- intervention work
We must show how we use our pupil premium funding effectively by publishing an online statement. Please click on the links for full details.