What is Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium funding is given to schools by the government with the aim of targeting learning for specific groups of children:
Pupils entitled to Free School Meals (FSM) using the government’s eligibility criteria or those who have been identified for FSM in the past six years (‘Ever 6 FSM’)
Children in Care
Children belonging to Services Families (Service Premium)
The funding is added to the planned expenditure already in place to meet the needs of all children in school, in order for them to make good to outstanding progress in their learning.
In making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils, we recognise that not all pupils who are receipt of Pupil Premium will be socially disadvantaged. We also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are in receipt of Pupil Premium. The school is best placed to allocate the Pupil Premium funding to support any child or groups of children legitimately identified as being in need of intervention and support.
The school must demonstrate each year how it is using the pupil premium funding to improve classroom pedagogy, provide targeted support and support whole school strategies.