The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011, and paid by means of a specific grant based on our school census figures for pupils. Pupil Premium is calculated by the number of FSM pupils at our school; in addition to the number of looked after pupils, and those who are deemed to be 'Post LAC'. This funding should be used to address the needs of these 'disadvantaged' pupils and young people and ensure they make at least expected progress in line with other pupils. A premium has also been introduced for pupils whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces which is designed to address the emotional and social well-being of these pupils.
The Pupil Premium is additional to main school funding and it will be used by our school to address any underlying inequalities between pupils eligible by ensuring that funding reaches the pupils who need it most.
Current funding arrangements for the Pupil Premium Grant are explained in detail at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/pupil-premium-conditions-of-grant-2018-to-2019
- The Pupil Premium will be used to provide additional educational support to improve the progress and raise the standard of achievement for these pupils.
- The funding will be used to narrow and close the gap between the achievement of these pupils and non-Pupil Premium pupils within our school and nationally.
- We will ensure that the additional funding reaches those who need it most and that it makes a significant impact on their education and lives.
- We will monitor the progress of these pupils compared with national targets as reported in ASP (Analyse School Performance); strategies will be put in place where needed.