Pupil premium is a sum of money allocated to schools to provide additional support to students who are (or have been at some point in their schooling) entitled to Free School Meals (FSM), or who may face other significant challenges in their lives which act as a barrier to their learning. This also includes students who are looked after or in care (CLA – Children Looked After). Nationally, there is a gap in academic performance between students who are identified as pupil premium and other students.
The additional funding which is allocated to each school for pupil premium students is intended to give financial support for a range of interventions in order to reduce that gap in performance.
Pupil Premium Funding Strategy Statement
Attached below is the school's pupil premium funding strategy statement which identifies:
- the key barriers to future attainment from the school's own data
- desired outcomes of pupil premium spending for this academic year
- planned expenditure on identified strategies to support the academic performance of pupil premium students
Impact of Pupil Premium Expenditure Last Academic Year
The pupil premium funding strategy document also provides a review of the impact of identified strategies for the previous academic year.
Eligible for FSM
If you feel that your child may be eligible for FSM support but is not currently receiving it, please look to complete the eligibility checker(link below). If you have any questions in this regard please contact Ms Weeks at the school office. We would like all families who think they may be eligible to claim for Free Meals to check. It is quick and easy to do this and it means that the school receives the correct funding for your child to be given the provision that they deserve.