Pupil Premium

Click here to download our Pupil Premium Report for 2020 to 2021.

What is Pupil Premium?

Pupil premium is additional funding, from the government, provided to schools for supporting pupils from low income families and from other categories. Research shows that pupils from deprived backgrounds underachieve compared to their non-deprived peers. The premium is provided to enable schools to ‘close the gap’ in attainment. In the 2019-2020 financial year, schools will receive £1,320 for each child registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years. Schools will receive £2,300 for each looked after pupil who meets specified criteria.

Pupil Premium Categories and Principles

There are three categories of children that qualify for pupil premium:

  • Children who are eligible for free school meals (FSM)
  • Looked after children
  • Armed forces children

What can schools spend it on?

Schools have the freedom to spend the Premium, in a way they think will best support the raising of attainment for the most vulnerable pupils.

All our staff and governors are committed to meeting ALL our children’s pastoral, social and academic needs within a caring environment. The targeted and strategic use of pupil premium will support us in achieving our vision.

Reporting Pupil Premium Spending and Impact

Reporting

Governors: It will be the responsibility of the Headteacher, or a delegated member of staff, to report at Governors Meetings

  • the progress made towards narrowing the gap, for socially disadvantaged pupils
  • an outline of the provision that was made since the last meeting
  • an evaluation of the cost effectiveness and impact of the provision in terms of the progress made by the pupils receiving a particular provision.

Parents: will receive information as to the progress of pupils through personal information sent home and through reporting of assessment results at the end of each term of the academic year.