The Pupil Premium is allocated to schools for children of statutory school age from low-income families who are known to be eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) in both mainstream and non-mainstream settings; to children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months and to children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces. The allocation will include pupils eligible for FSM at any point in the last six years (known as the Ever 6 FSM measure).
Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit. However, we will be held accountable for how we have used the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families. From September 2012 we have been required to publish online information about how we have used the Premium. This will ensure that parents, and others, are made fully aware of the attainment and progress of pupils covered by the Premium and the extra support that they receive.
The school aims for all children to achieve their potential and seeks to eliminate all barriers to learning. In order to do this, we ensure the teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all the pupils and that appropriate provision is provided for those who require additional support. Pupil Premium funding is used to ensure appropriate, additional provision is made for pupils from low income families, regardless of their ability, in order to prevent them from being disadvantaged by this.
We ensure that appropriate provision is made for the pupils who belong to vulnerable groups, ensuring that the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are adequately assessed and addressed. In making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils, we recognise that not all pupils who attract Pupil Premium funding are socially disadvantaged and we also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered for free school meals. Therefore, we reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil, or groups of pupils the school has legitimately identified as being socially disadvantaged.
The information below summarises how the school has spent the Premium over the last few years along with evaluations of the impact it has had on pupil’s learning.