The Pupil Premium 2017-18
What is it?
The pupil premium is funding allocated to schools for the specific purpose of boosting the attainment of pupils from low-income families. Funding is based on children who have registered for a free school meal at any point in the last 6 years, children that have been in care for more than six months and children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces.
Why has it been introduced?
The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) and their wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most. Whilst schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit we are required to publish online information about how we have used the Premium.
The Pupil Premium funding for this year will be set April 2018.The percentage of our pupils known to be eligible for free school meals is currently 7.98%.
The national percentage is 26.7%.
What impact does Pupil Premium funding have?
As a school, we have a responsibility to quantify, justify and measure the impact of the way we spend our Pupil Premium to ensure that this additional funding is being used to support the pupils for whom it is intended. Published performance tables will now capture the achievement for those pupils covered by the Pupil Premium. Detailed outcomes of the impact of Pupil Premium are held by the school. In the interests of data protection that information is not published openly in order to protect the identity of individual pupils.
Click on the links below to view and download our information relating to Pupil Premium.