What is the Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium is additional funding given to schools so that they can support their disadvantaged pupils and close the attainment gap between them and their peers. The Pupil Premium Grant is a significant amount of money for many schools, with schools attracting £2345 per 'looked-after child' or £1345 per child who has been able to access free school meals within the last 6 years.
Pupils from Service Families
Pupils from Service families also attract Pupil Premium funding at the level of £300 per child. This money is to be used to support pupils' pastoral needs, for example, during times of parental deployment or during a move to, or away from, our school.
The Government believes that Head Teachers and School Leaders should decide how to use the Pupil Premium. They are held accountable for the decisions they make through:
- The performance tables which show the performances of disadvantaged pupils compared with their peers.
- The Ofsted Inspection Framework, under which inspectors focus on the attainment of pupil groups, and in
particular those who attract the Pupil Premium.
- The reports for parents that schools have to publish online.
As per Department for Education guidance, our Pupil Premium Strategy for 2021-2024 and review of 2020-2021 is on the set form. Please click the link below to see how we invest our money using the key elements from the EEF (Education Endowment Foundation) to ensure that children in receipt of the Pupil Premium get the best education and maximise their learning opportunities.