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Pupil Premium Funding

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Pupil Premium Strategy 2017 - 2018

What is Pupil Premium Funding?

This is a form of funding in addition to main school funding to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.

It is allocated to schools and it is for schools to decide how the funding will be spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility. The funding is allocated to schools per FSM pupil.

Principles

  • Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see best. However they will be held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families.
  • To close the achievement gap by ensuring that any pupil at risk of underachieving are identified early and support and intervention is provided for those pupils. In particular those that are on FSM or Looked After Children.
  • Measures will be included in the performance tables that will capture the achievement of those pupils covered by the Pupil Premium.
  • Since September 2012, schools have been required to publish online information about how they have used the Premium.

Key facts

  • The Pupil Premium is allocated to children from low-income families who are currently known to be eligible for FSM, and children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months.

  • Schools are funded Pupil Premium @ £1300 per pupil for those whose families have registered for FSM. This includes any child who has been registered for FSM at any point during the past 6 years. Schools are also funded £1900 per pupil for Looked After Children.

  • Each school may decide how best to use the funding and they are held accountable for how it has been used to support pupils from low income families.

     If you have any queries, please contact the school office who will direct your query to a member of the Senior Leadership Team (SLT).