Pupil Premium Strategy and Outcomes

What is Pupil Premium?

What is Pupil Premium?

Pupil Premium, is additional to main school funding and is allocated to schools based on the number of free school meal pupils and the number of looked after children a school has. The Government sees this as the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most. It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.

Whilst schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit, they will be held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families. From September 2012, schools were required to publish online information about how they have used the Premium. This will ensure that parents and others are made fully aware of the attainment of pupils covered by the Premium.

The Government decided that eligibility for the Pupil Premium in 2012-13 would be extended to pupils who have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the last 6 years ‘Ever Six ‘children. Also children that have been adopted from care are also eligible for Pupil Premium.

Within the overall resource allocation, Pupil Premium funding will be used in the first instance to support the learning needs of ‘Ever Six’ children – those in receipt of free school meals, now or previously. However not all pupils in receipt of free school meals require additional support to fully attain their potential , not all parents/carers entitled to claim free school meals for their children make a claim and not all children requiring additional support are entitled to free school meals. So the Pupil Premium provision may also extend to other children who have been identified as ‘vulnerable’.

The school’s Senior Leadership Team will monitor the attainment and progress of all pupils and decide which pupils need additional provision and what this provision will be. The SLT will use on-going and fixed point assessment to identify children’s learning needs and with the class teacher plan for the appropriate provision to best meet a child’s needs.

Pupil premium strategy and proposals 2023-24

Pupil premium strategy statement

This statement details our school’s use of pupil premium (and recovery premium for the 2023 to 2024 academic year). Part B outlines the impact of the spending 2022-23

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Pupil premium strategy and proposals 2022-23

Pupil premium strategy statement

This statement details our school’s use of pupil premium (and recovery premium for the 2022 to 2023 academic year). Part B outlines the impact of the spending 2021-22

Click here to download the PDF