ALLOCATION OF PUPIL PREMIUM
The Pupil Premium is an allocation of additional funding provided to schools to support specific groups of children who are vulnerable to possible underachievement. These include pupils who are entitled to free school meals, those looked after by the local authority and children of armed service personnel. The intended effect of this funding is to accelerate progress and raise attainment.
In most cases the Pupil Premium is allocated to schools and is clearly identifiable. It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools per Free School Meal pupil, is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.
All schools are required to report on the amount of funding received, how this is being used, and the impact of any work done.
This was, and continues to be used as follows:
To provide intervention programmes for underachieving pupils and those with SEN (Special Educational Needs).
To employ additional teachers who provide a targeted level of support to some of our most vulnerable children so as they can make the progress expected of them.
The greatest impact of this work was evident in increased in-year progress from pupils receiving additional support.
We also use this money to subsidise educational visits, including residential trips, for example by funding board and lodgings and some of our less confident eligible children were able to enjoy a number of Forest School sessions, which has had a huge impact on their self-esteem, confidence and attitude to learning.
All matters regarding the use of Pupil Premium funds are treated with discretion and in confidence. Please click here for more information.
Funding and Impact Reports
To see the impact of how the funding was used in 2016-17 please click here.
To see how we are using this year's funding click here.