We are committed to providing the best possible education for every child. We believe that all children have a right to learn, achieve and succeed, and strive to ensure that every child reaches their true potential. No child should be left behind and we ensure this by making specific provision for children who may belong to vulnerable groups, including those who may be socially disadvantaged.
What is the Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium is additional funding provided to help schools which must be used to support children from low income and other disadvantaged families. This is because national statistical evidence shows that it is these children which form the majority of those pupils who may not succeed in education and whose adult life chances may then be seriously affected.
Pupil Premium funding is primarily aimed at children who are eligible for Free School Meals (FSM). This includes any child who has been registered for FSM in the past 6 years. Funding also covers children in care who have been looked after continuously for more than 6 months, while a smaller “Service Premium” has also been introduced for children whose parents are serving with the armed forces.
Each school is free to decide how to spend the Pupil Premium allocated to it, but every school is expected to use the funding to help close any gaps in attainment between eligible pupils and their peers. Schools are held accountable for this by publishing details of their allocation and their plans for expenditure. Schools must also provide a statement for parents and outside agencies confirming allocations, expenditure and the impact which this has had.
Full details of our Pupil Premium strategy for the current school year can be found in the document below which provides details of the amount of Pupil Premium funding we receive and how it is used. It provides a statement of our intent, the challenges faced and our intended outcomes, along with a breakdown of how funding will be spent. It also reviews details the impact that our pupil premium activity had on pupils in the 2020 to 2021 academic year.