Pupil Premium is a funding stream intended to help narrow the gap in achievement and attainment between children entitled to free school meals (FSM) and their non FSM peers. The government has now extended its reach to cover any child that has been registered for FSM or a Child Looked After (CLA) within the past six years.
According to the DFE, schools may spend the funding as they see fit, based upon their knowledge of pupils needs; ‘It is for the schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools per FSM pupil, is spent, since they are best placed to assess what educational provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility’ (DFE website)
Pupil Premium budget for 2017-18 was £30,360 (termly instalments), and was used as outlined below.
- School Journey subsidies
- Educational visit subsidies
- Breakfast Club assisted places
- After school extra curricular clubs
- LSA small group and individual curriculum support
- Learning mentor pastoral support
- Curriculum Booster sessions
Pupil Premium budget for 2018-19 is £23,000 and will be used as above. Please note that our Pupil Premium funding is very low.
Attainment and Progress of our Pupil Premium pupils is detailed on the Data Dashboard link.