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 – 2023-24
- To build more resilient children who have the skills to problem solve to overcome challenges.
- To give children the opportunity to take part in a wide variety of experiences within the local community to improve their cultural capital.
- Children’s academic progress is at least in line with national average in reading, writing and maths by the end of KS2.
Click on the documents below to see how we plan to spend our pupil premium funding in the current academic year and how it has been spent - and its impact - in past academic years.