The Pupil Premium Grant is additional funding given to schools 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 pupils that need it the most. It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools per pupil eligible for free school meals (FSM), is spent, since they are best placed to assess what individual provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility. However, they will be held accountable for how they use the additional funding to support pupils from low income families. From September 2016 schools are required to publish a Pupil Premium Strategy. This will ensure that parents are fully informed about the amount of allocation, barriers faced by eligible pupils, how the funding is to be spent, how impact will be measured and the date the strategy will be reviewed. Also included is how the allocation was spent for the previous year and its impact on eligible and other pupils. Our key objective in using the Pupil Premium Grant is to diminish the differences between pupil groups.
Please click on the Pupil Premium Strategy Statement link below to see our plans for Pupil Premium spending in 2017-2018.