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 2020-21 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 2020-21 budget year, the amount paid was approximately £300 per child. Additional funding is paid to the school to support children who are either adopted or in the care of the local authority which equates to £2300.
Head Teachers and School Leaders decide how to use the Pupil Premium funding and they are held accountable for their decisions through
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:
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.