What is Pupil Premium?
Once a year we provide the department for education with information that we hold about our pupils in a census return. Allocations are made based on the school which the eligible pupil attends at the time of the January school census. This information is used to determine the amount of additional funding we receive for specific pupils, and we then ensure the money is spent on those same pupils over the course of the school year. The Pupil Premium is additional funding given to schools so that we can support our disadvantaged pupils and close the attainment gap between them and their peers.
You can find out more information here: https://www.gov.uk/education/education-of-disadvantaged-children
You can see our latest Pupil Premium Strategy below:
Primary schools are given a pupil premium for:
Children in Reception to Year 6 who are, or have ever been, entitled to free school meals based on their family income: £1320 per pupil, per school year
Children in care: £2300 per pupil, per school year
Children previously in care who have been adopted, or who have a special guardianship order, a child arrangements order or a residence order: £2300 per pupil, per school year
Children recorded as being from service families: £300 per pupil, per school year
Schools can choose how to spend their pupil premium money, as they are best placed to identify what would be of most benefit to the children who are eligible.
Common ways in which schools spend their pupil premium fund include:
Extra one-to-one or small-group support for children within the classroom.
Employing extra teaching assistants to work with classes.
Running catch-up sessions before or after school, for example for children who need extra help with maths or literacy.
Running a school breakfast club to improve attendance.
Providing extra tuition for able children.
Providing music lessons for children whose families would be unable to pay for them.
Funding educational trips and visits.
Paying for additional help such as speech and language therapy or family therapy.
Funding English classes for children who speak another language at home.
Investing in resources that boost children’s learning, such as laptops or tablets.