The Pupil Premium is a government initiative which began in 2011, and which is designed to support children who are deemed to be from a disadvantaged background. Money is paid to the school which is then used to target resources in a way which benefits these children. Children who have been on Free School Meals (FSM) at any point over the past six years, and any children who have been in care for 1 day or more are provided for through Pupil Premium. Additionally there is some funding for children who have a parent serving in the forces.
The government has never dictated what the money has to be spent on, but what is clear is that money needs to be used to narrow the gap between the highest and lowest achieving pupils, and that it is for the school to decide the best way for this to happen.
The documents below set out our plans for how we have used and will use the Pupil Premium to overcome disadvantage and ‘narrow the gap.’ If you have any questions or concerns about the Pupil Premium, please get in touch with us and we would be happy to listen to your views.