The Pupil Premium is an allocation of funding direct from the government, which is given to schools based on the number of children whose parents have been eligible to claim free school meals over the past six years (this is different to the free school meals offered to children up to Year 2) and those looked after by the Local Authority. There is also a smaller grant based on the number of pupils from Service families.
Nationally, there is considerable evidence to show that children and young people who a eligible are more vulnerable to possible underachievement. Whilst this is not always the case, the purpose of the funding to support the school in ensuring this specific group of children achieve the best they can especially personally and socially, and in Maths and English which are so important for moving onto Secondary school.
It is for the schools to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent, since they are best placed to assess individual needs and what additional provision should be made. All schools are required to report on the amount of funding received and how this is being used. Once information is available, the impact of the funding will also be reported.
Pupil Premium Champion: Mrs D Cottle
Pupil Premium Governor: Mrs C Austin