Please read the information below which gives details of our Pupil Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.
What is it?
The Pupil Premium is funding allocated to schools for the specific purpose of boosting attainment for pupils from low-income families. Funding is based on children registered for free school meals (FSM), or who have been eligible in the previous six years, and children who have been in care for more than six months.
Why has it been introduced?
The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most. Historically, FSM pupils make slower progress and achieve lower results than those children who do not receive FSM. This is a national issue. The purpose of the Pupil Premium is to target support to ‘narrow the gap’.
Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit. However, they are required to hold detailed records and publish on line how they spend the funding.