What is the Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011. The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.
How do we ensure our Pupil Premium spend is effective?
Every year we allocate a certain amount of Pupil Premium expenditure to a negotiated spend. From this fund parents/carers can ask for money to be spent on activities, resources and provision as they deem appropriate to the needs of their child.
We inform our actions through an evidence based approach using sources such as the EEF teaching and learning toolkit
Who decides how to spend the Pupil Premium?
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. It is not ring fenced and schools are free to spend it as they wish.
How does the school spend the money?
Please see our most up to date plan to see how we are spending the money this year
How does the school ensure the money is effectively allocated?
There are three key areas of actions that will allow the school to meet its aims and objectives for it pupil premium students: