The Pupil Premium is funding provided to schools which is additional to main school funding. It is allocated according to the number of pupils on-roll who are eligible for free school meals (FSM) or have been eligible within the past 6 years, a smaller amount allocated according to the number of children of service families and an allocation for each pupil who has been adopted from care. Children who have been in local-authority care for 1 day or more also receive pupil premium funding. Funding for these pupils doesn’t go to their school; it goes to the virtual school head (VSH) in the local authority that looks after the child.
It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility. However, schools are to be held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families.
Please see below for information regarding how the Pupil Premium was spent since 2011, the impact of this funding, and the plans for future spending.
I think my sessions have improved my vocabulary, confidence and maths skills
Child in Year 6
My favourite thing is talking to Mrs Bennett – it’s like opening up my life because I tell her everything.
Child in Year 2
It has really helped meeting Mrs Pinless over the last few years. It’s been a help because sometimes I want to shout really loudly sometimes because all the emotion comes up inside me. I felt quote alone but it’s helped to meet Mrs Pinless. It’s grown my confidence being able to think about it all.
Year 6 Pupil
There is no doubt my child’s emotional state has improved with the support from yourself and the class teacher. Personally I feel this has helped open doors for conversation between my daughter and I. Thank you for your continued help and support.
A Parent from Year 3