How much we receive, how we spend it and what impact it has
Pupil Premium is a payment made to schools by the Government. It makes up part of the school’s funding, is received into our budget and is made available for use throughout the whole school. Schools are free to decide how to allocate this funding to best support the raising of attainment for the most vulnerable pupils.
What is Pupil premium Funding?
Pupil premium is given to schools to raise attainment of pupils eligible for free school meals (or those that have been eligible within the last 6 years). It was first introduced in April 2011. Since then the amount schools receive has increased and schools must carefully plan, monitor and evaluate how this money is allocated.
How is funding allocated to schools?
The money is allocated by the number of eligible children in school. The school receives £1345 per child for every child that is in eligible for free school meals or has been in the last 6 years. Further funding of £1900 is allocated for every Looked After Child.
How do we use it?
We use research from the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) to help plan the best use of our Pupil Premium Funding, as well as looking at the needs of individual pupils and year groups, and the strategy for using this funding changes each year, depending on each cohort. A small part of the funding is always available to help children attend extra events such as educational and residential visits , if they would otherwise be unable to do so. We continue to believe that this is a very important aspect of their whole-school experience and is vital for them to thrive personally and socially. Children in receipt of Pupil Premium can also request money towards school uniform purchases.
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