Pupil Premium Funding
The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011; it provides additional funding for children from low-income families, Looked After Children and for those who have a parent currently serving in the armed forces.
The Pupil Premium is additional to main school funding. We use this grant to address any underlying inequalities between children eligible by ensuring that funding reaches the pupils who need it most.
Our prime objectives in determining how we spend the Pupil Premium grant are as follows:
- The Pupil Premium will be used to provide additional educational support to improve the progress and to raise the standard of achievement for vulnerable pupils, this includes ensuring that the needs of socially disadvantaged children are adequately assessed and addressed
- In making provision for socially disadvantaged children, we recognise that not all pupils who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged
- We also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals. We reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil or groups of pupils the school has legitimately identified as being socially disadvantaged
- The funding will be used to narrow and close the gap between the achievement of these pupils and their peers
- We will ensure, through needs analysis that the additional funding reaches the pupils who need it most.
For information on the impact of the Pupil Premium Grant, please click the links below.