What is the Pupil Premium?
Pupil Premium is funding allocated to schools for the purpose of boosting the attainment of pupils from low income families. It is intended to enable schools to provide targeted support to help children reach their full potential.
Funding is allocated for children who are Looked after by the Local Authority (CLA) and for every child who is registered for Free School Meals.
Purpose of Pupil Premium
- The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to provide to tackle disadvantage and ensure additional support reaches the pupils who need it most.
- In most cases the Pupil Premium is allocated to schools and is clearly identifiable. It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.
- Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit. However, they will be held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families.
Pupil Premium funding is critical to the school. If you think your child may be eligible for Pupil Premium funding, please check the eligibility critera: Pupil Premium Criteria. A simple application form to check eligibility can be completed and returned to school if you are unsure: Pupil Premium Application Form Thank you for your support.
Impact of Funding
The impact of pupil premium funding on raising progress and attainment can be significant. Please click here to view the comparative data and report on spending: