The Pupil Premium is additional funding given to publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.
Pupil premium funding is paid to schools according to the number of pupils who have been:
- registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years
- been in care for 6 months or longer
In the 2019-20 financial year, schools will receive: £1,320 for each eligible primary-aged pupil.
These pupils will receive additional support and access to extracurricular activities and programmes as required.
The Pupil Premium provides an opportunity to review existing approaches to see if they are effective and to look at new or innovative means of improving standards for all.
- We ensure that teaching and learning meets the needs of all the pupils
- We ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups, this includes ensuring that the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are adequately assessed and addressed
- In making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils, we recognise that not all pupils who receive FSM will be socially disadvantaged
- We also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for FSM. We reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium funding to support any pupils or groups of pupils the school have legitimately identified as being socially disadvantaged
- PP funding will be allocated on a needs analysis which will identify priority classes, groups and individuals. Limited funding and resources means that not all children receiving pupil premium will be targeted with interventions at one time
- Pupil premium resources may be used to accelerate progress and close attainment gap and/or to target able children on FSM to achieve Age Related Expectations at the end of each year and Key Stage.
- Pupil Premium allocation can also be used for supporting families which impacts on the well-being of the child e.g. school trips, uniform