The Pupil Premium is additional funding paid to schools in respect of a specific group of pupils (pupils who have been registered for Free School Meals (FSM) at any point in the last 6 years or are looked after by the local authority for more than six months). Schools receive this funding to support their eligible pupils and narrow the attainment gap between them and their peers. In the 2016-17 budget year, the amount paid per pupil is £1,320.
Pupil Premium is also paid to schools to support service children in terms of their emotional and social well-being and possible impact upon attainment. In the 2014-2015 budget year, the amount paid was approximately £300 per child - this remains the same for 2016-2017.Additional funding is paid to the school to support children who are either adopted or in the care of the local authority.
Head Teachers and School Leaders decide how to use the Pupil Premium funding and they are held accountable for their decisions through
- Performance tables which show the performance of all pupils with a particular focus on this identified group
- Ofsted inspections
If you are eligible for Free School Meals please contact the school office (see Contact us page). This is a confidential matter, and we will not disclose to others that you have registered. You do NOT need to take up the option of a free school meal, but your registration will make a difference to the funding for the school. We use this funding as follows:
- To provide additional support for learning for specific individuals and groups of children
- To provide emotional and social support for specific individuals and groups of children
- To support some costs for visits and trips for specific individual children
All pupil premium children are monitored and tracked on an individual basis. This information is monitored and challenged by the Welfare and SALT (Standards and Achievement in Learning and Teaching) group of the Governing Body.
We have a relatively small percentage of pupils receiving the Pupil Premium Grant. Our whole school approach focuses on a Tailored Learning Experience for ALL pupils and is known as UPLIFT. The UPLIFT Principle document is available at the bottom of this page.
The following documents provide information about the Pupil Premium expenditure and Impact for our school. There is also a frequently asked questions document published by the DfE which is available here.