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.
In the academic year 2013—2014, Pupil Premium had a value of £900 per child. There was also a smaller provision for children who have a parent working in the armed services.
In 2014-2015 this amount rose to £1300.
In 2015-2016 this amount is £1,320 for children in Reception to Y6 and £1,900 for Looked After Children. Services Premium is £300 per child. This is staying the same in 2016-2017.
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.
Our school vision states:
Working together we put children at the heart of everything we do, and strive to:
⃝ Be an inspirational and exciting learning community where children feel happy, safe and cared for.
⃝ Celebrate and value diversity and individuality in school, in our community, and in the wider world.
⃝ Instil a curiosity and a love of learning that lasts a lifetime.
⃝ Develop caring, respectful and confident citizens and provide a strong foundation for the future.
⃝ Support and encourage all children in achieving their full potential
This is true for all pupils, particularly those who are disadvantaged. This document sets 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.
CLICK HERE to view our Pupil Premium Report 2015-17.