Who is eligible for the Pupil Premium?
Pupils are eligible for the Pupil Premium if certain criteria are met. These are:
- Ever 6 Free School Meals Children- children who have been eligible for free school meals in of any the last six years
- Looked after Children in the care of the local authority
- Children who are no longer looked after by the local authority due to adoption, guardianship or residence order
- Children of families where one or more parents is, or has been, in the Armed Forces.
Why has it been introduced?
The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is 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. Whilst schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit we are required to publish online information about how we have used the Premium.
Pupil Premium for Early Years children will be allocated in the same way as Pupil Premium but at a reduced amount of £300 per child, until the term after the child turns 5, when they will receive the full £1320.
The funds are used to support the pupils in a variety of ways including academic and non-academic areas. A detailed financial plan is produced each year outlining the different ways in which funds are allocated to support education. These include:
How do we use Pupil Premium Funds at our school?
- Additional support in making academic progress- staffing, booster classes, interventions, equipment.
- Assistance with Uniform and stationery, where required.
- Provision of dedicated academic and pastoral staff to promote the academic progress of disadvantaged students.
- Assistance with the finance for educational visits.
- Provision of bespoke enrichment opportunities for disadvantaged students.