The Pupil Premium is additional funding given by Government to state schools so that the school can support their disadvantaged pupils and close the attainment gap between them and their peers. As a school we have a good track record of ensuring that pupils make good progress, but historically levels of attainment are lower for FSM (eligible for free school meals) – this is also a national trend. Many children start school with lower than expected attainment on entry and our aim is to ensure that they make accelerated progress in order to reach age related expectations.
The pupil premium was introduced in April 2011 and is allocated to schools to work with pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years (known as ‘Ever 6 FSM’).
Schools also receive funding for children of Service personnel at any point in the last 5 years (known as “Ever 5 Service”).
It also includes children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months, and from April 2014, for children adopted from care, or who left care under a Special Guardianship Order on or after 30 December 2005. Schools can also claim the Pupil Premium Plus for children who left care under a Residence Order on or after 14 October 1991. (Known as Post LAC)
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The government believes that schools can decide how to use the pupil premium, providing it is used to raise standards of attainment for Pupil Premium children. They are held accountable for the decisions they make through:
We track the progress of all children rigorously to ensure that those eligible for Pupil Premium funding are achieving well.
Pupil Premium Report to the Governors: updated September 2019.