What is the Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium was introduced by the Department for Education in 2011 as additional funding in order to address the underlying inequalities for potentially vulnerable groups and individuals. This includes those eligible for free school meals, those who are Looked After Children (LAC) and those from services families. The Government also decided that eligibility for the Pupil Premium in from 2012 would be extended to pupils who have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the last 6 years. Funding for service families was extended in 2015 to those who have been in the services at any point over the last 5 years. This service premium is designed to address the emotional and social well-being of pupils and to ensure successful continuity of education for children of service families.
The School Aims and Values
Every school has a duty to ensure that every individual child is given the best possible chance of achieving their potential. As a result, we seek to meet the individual needs of every child, in order for them to develop fully. The ‘Pupil Premium’, along with all forms of school funding are carefully managed to ensure ‘best value’. This enables us to offer personalised support for children in a variety of ways.
Our priorities – 2019 - 2020
- To continue to improve teaching and learning in order to narrow the gap in attainment between Pupil Premium children and the national average
- To further develop the emotional wellbeing of pupil premium children
- To improve children’s awareness and skills around online safety
- To continue to develop SEND provision
- To further engage pupil premium children in the wider curriculum, improving their knowledge and understanding of their world
- To increase parental engagement
- To further develop in-school analysis and evaluation of pupil premium attainment by middle leaders
- To continue to rigorously assess and evaluate the impact of interventions and additional support for pupil premium children
Click on the documents below to see how we plan to spend our pupil premium funding in the 2019/20 academic year and how it has been spent in past academic years.