- We ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all pupils.
- We ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups; this includes ensuring that the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are adequately addressed.
- In making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils, we recognise that not all pupils who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged. In addition, some pupils who do not receive free school meals may have some significant barriers to learning.
- We reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil who has legitimately been identified as being disadvantaged or at risk of being unable to access learning effectively.
Pupil Premium 2019 – 2022
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Pupil Premium 2018 – 2019
Please click here for the Pupil Premium Strategy Document for last academic year.
What is Pupil Premium?
In 2011 – 12 the Government launched its Pupil Premium funding. This money is sent to school based on the numbers of pupils in the school who are eligible for Free School Meals (FSM). In 2012 – 13, it was expanded to include all children who have been eligible for FSM within the last 6 years.
Nationally, the statistics show that students who are in receipt of FSM do less well than their peers. The aim of this money is to try and close that attainment gap.
Local authorities are responsible for looked after children in care and will make payments to schools and academies where an eligible looked after child is on roll continuously for more than six months. The Virtual Head teacher decides on the allocation funding schools receive for current Looked After Children.
A premium of £400 is also available for children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces. This service premium is designed to address the emotional and social well-being of these pupils.