Pupil Premium Allocation
What is the Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium is additional funding given to schools so that they can support their disadvantaged pupils and close the attainment gap between them and their peers. The Pupil Premium has risen over the last few years nationally, with schools attracting £2345 per ‘looked-after child’, £1345 per child who has been able to access free school meals within the last 6 years and £3100 for service children.
Governors will review our Pupil Premium Allocation and Impact termly through the Full Governing Body meetings and in an annual meeting with our Pupil Premium Governors which takes place early in the Autumn term.
The government believes that head teachers and school leaders should decide how to use the pupil premium. They are held accountable for the decisions they make through:
-the performance tables which show the performance of disadvantaged pupils compared with their peers
-the Ofsted inspection framework, under which inspectors focus on the attainment of pupil groups, and in particular those who attract the pupil premium
-the reports for parents that schools have to publish online
In the academic year 2018 – 2019, the school received £13,970 pupil premium allocation for 9 children eligible for a free school meal at any time over the past six years.