What is the Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium was introduced by the Department for Education in 2011 as additional funding in order to address the underlying inequalities for potentially vulnerable groups and individuals. This includes those eligible for free school meals, those who are Looked After Children (LAC) and those from services families. The Government also decided that eligibility for the Pupil Premium in from 2012 would be extended to pupils who have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the last 6 years. Funding for service families was extended in 2015 to those who have been in the services at any point over the last 5 years. This service premium is designed to address the emotional and social well-being of pupils and to ensure successful continuity of education for children of service families.
The School Aims and Values
Every school has a duty to ensure that every individual child is given the best possible chance of achieving their potential therefore, it is up to us as a school, to decide how best to spend the pupil premium income. We do this by investing in high quality teaching, targeted academic support for specific pupils and also wider approaches such as emotional and wellbeing support, trips, kids club, before and after school club and a focus on attendance.
As a result, we seek to meet the individual needs of every child, in order for them to develop fully.