Background to Pupil Premium Funding
In 2011-2012, the Government launched its Pupil Premium Funding. The Pupil Premium is allocated to both mainstream and non-mainstream schools for children who are of statutory school age and who satisfy at least one of certain criteria, namely: children who have been eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) at any point in the last 6 years; children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months; children adopted from care, and children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces.
The money is allocated to support initiatives aimed at ensuring that these pupils reach their full potential both academically and socially. However, we recognise that not all pupils who receive free school meals will be disadvantaged. We also recognise that not all pupils who are disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals.
Not all Pupil Premium children will be in receipt of interventions at any one time and some funding will be allocated to wider support mechanisms for the benefit of all.
Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit. However, they will be held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support Pupil Premium children.
Application for the Pupil Premium Funding
High quality teaching is fundamental to the outcomes for all of our pupils. Quality first teaching is the most important factor relating to pupil progression and closing the gap between the attainment levels of the disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged pupils.
The academic year 2017-18 was transitionary, with a new Headteacher joining the school in September and a new SENCo joining in April 2018. Over the course of 2017-18 we reviewed our practice with regard to the provision made for Pupil Premium children and it has been altered and developed for 2018-19. The links below take you to a report on the spending plan for the previous academic year, 2017-18 and to an information document and spending plan for 2018-19.