What is Pupil Premium?
The pupil premium is additional funding given to publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers. It is allocated to children from low-income families who are currently known to be eligible for Free School Meals (FSM), Looked after Children, children adopted from care and Service Forces children. It also includes pupils who have been eligible for FSM at any point in the last six years (known as the Ever 6 FSM measure).
More information regarding Pupil Premium funding can be found at the Gov.uk website.
Who is eligible for additional Pupil Premium funding?
Pupil Premium funding is given to learners from low-income families within our school community. Low-income is determined by receipt of a number of common benefits, including:
- Income Support
- Income based Job Seeker’s Allowance
- Income based Employment and Support Allowance
- Child Tax Credit, provided you’re not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income (as assessed by HM Revenue & Customs) that does not exceed £16,190
- Universal Credit
Funding is also available for learners, who:
- Have at least one parent in the Armed Forces;
- Have been adopted (e.g. from Local Authority Care)
- Are under a special guardianship, child arrangement or a residence order
- Have been looked after by Social Care for at least 1 day
If you think your child may eligible to receive this additional funding we encourage you to apply through the following website:
Please also feel free to speck in confidence with Mrs Pilkington or Mrs Rowe who will be happy to assist you in your enquiry.
How is Pupil Premium used in school?
We use our Pupil Premium to ensure that every learner for which this funding is available is able to access high-quality, personalised provision, targeted to their needs and impacting strongly on their progress. We keep this constantly under review, with a dedicated team of professionals assigned to make sure no learner is allowed to fall behind, and that every effort is made to secure their accelerated progress. Progress is assessed every six weeks, with provision evaluated and adapted at every point to ensure that this crucial funding has the best possible impact for each individual.
We are proud of the provision this creates for our learners. For further information, please see our Pupil Premium Executive Spending Summary 2020-2021 for more information on how we are intending to use this funding in school this year.
Impact of Pupil Premium
The impact of our work can be viewed in our annual impact reports.