Pupil Premium = £1,320 a year for pupils in Reception to Year 6
What is Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium is a government initiative that provides additional funding on top of the main funding a school receives. It is targeted at students from disadvantaged backgrounds to ensure they benefit from the same opportunities as pupils from less deprived families. Currently, the premium is worth £1320 and goes to students who are currently on Free School Meals, students in care who have been looked after by local authorities for more than six months and also any child that has been registered for Free School Meals (FSM) in the past six years.
Why is there a Pupil Premium?
Research shows that some children from disadvantaged backgrounds underachieve when compared to their peers from less deprived backgrounds. Pupil Premium funding is provided to support these children to reach their full potential and close the attainment gap.
What is Pupil Premium spent on?
We have spent our Pupil Premium in three key areas. The combination of these areas are decided on a case by case basis.
– Academic support to raise attainment
– Emotional support to nuture self-confidence
– Enrichment to encourage engagement in school life
It is for the school to decide how best to spend the Pupil Premium allocation, however we will be held to account on how we have utilised the funding and the impact it has had. The documents below detail previous Pupil Premium expenditure and impact.
For 2016-2017 we reviewed our Pupil Premium practice using the toolkit below. We did this to ensure that we are providing the best provision we can and are using the best practice there is available in order to have the greatest impact on our children from disadvantaged backgrounds. We review our pupil premium spend throughout the year and report this at Full Governing Body meetings. We reviewed the pupil premium spend for 2016-2017 at the end of the financial year and reported this to governors in the Summer Term.
Here is the report that governors were given – Review of pupil premium 2016-2017