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 funding rose to £1.875 billion in 2013-14, with schools attracting £900 per disadvantaged child, with an additional payment of £53 for primary-aged pupils. In 2014-15, the funding will rise to £2.5 billion, with £1300 for primary-aged pupils, £935 for secondary-aged pupils and £1900 for all looked after children, adopted children and children with guardians.government (DfE)
In our Ofsted report (March 2013), the inspection reports states: “All groups of pupils who benefit from the pupil premium reach similar levels of attainment to other pupils in the school in both English and mathematics as measured by their average point scores at the end of Key Stage 2. This is because early identification of their needs and the provision of additional one-to-one adult support for these pupils in literacy and numeracy have lifted their achievement.”
Our school’s objective in spending our Pupil Premium (PP) is to ensure that all children in receipt of free school meals (or who have been previously), those from service families or children who have been ‘looked after’ (in social care) are attaining their full potential with the ultimate goal of all children reaching or exceeding age related expectations.
The proportion of pupils for whom the school receives the pupil premium is below average compared to schools nationally.
Information about eligibility for Free School Meals and how to apply is available on the school’s website or from the school office. A school continues to receive funding for six years after a child no longer has eligibility for free school meals (this is known as ‘Ever6’ funding).
The school now believes that we can use our funding more efficiently so that it has greater impact. Please read our 'Pupil Premium Statement 2016-17' below for more information.