What is the Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium is funding provided by the government to schools (on top of normal funding per child) to support learners who are disadvantaged to achieve their potential.
From September 2016, the Pupil Premium funding a school receives is:
- £935 per student who is in receipt of Free School Meals (or have been in the last 6 years)
- £1900 per student who is looked after, has been adopted from care or has left care under specific orders.
Statistics for many years show that there is a difference between the attainment of those students who are considered disadvantaged and those which are not, even if they come to school with the same abilities. This is because of the opportunities that some children can be offered. The Pupil Premium is designed to help diminish the difference and allow all students to achieve their potential.
Please refer to the document linked below to find out how we plan to utilise the current funding allocation, and how we have utilised the previous funding allocation.