The pupil premium funding is starting to have an impact on narrowing the attainment gap between pupils who are known to be eligible for this funding and other pupils. Ofsted March 2014.
What is the Pupil Premium fund and who is eligible for it?
The Government gives all schools additional money, known as the Pupil Premium, specifically to support the educational achievement of children who are in the following groups:
- Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 children whose family is on a low income;
- Year 3-6 children who receive free school meals, or have done so in the previous 6 years;
- Children who are, or who have been, ‘looked after’;
- Children who have been adopted.
How much money does the school receive in Pupil Premium funding?
It varies each year depending on pupil numbers, but in the 2018-19 financial year the school had an additional £56,545.00 to spend, including some funds carried forward from the previous year.
What does the school spend the money on?
The money may be spent on individual, group or whole school provision, but it must always benefit the learning, progress and educational achievement of Pupil Premium eligible children.
Who should I contact for further information about the Pupil Premium fund?
Mrs Etheridge is the Lead Teacher for Pupil Premium. She liaises with the Headteacher and other staff to assess the children’s needs and to plan the appropriate support. She also tracks the educational progress and achievement of each Pupil Premium eligible child. Please do not hesitate to contact her should you have any further enquiries.