The pupil premium is a grant given to schools to close the attainment gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers, and to support pupils with parents in the armed forces (this part of it is also known as the service premium).
Schools receive money for each pupil of compulsory school age who fits the eligibility criteria. There are six categories of eligibility, with different amounts of funding attached.
The school will use the grant to support these groups, which comprise of pupils with a range of different abilities, to narrow any achievement gaps between them and their peers.
We also recognise that not all pupils eligible for pupil premium funding will have lower attainment than their peers. In such cases, the grant will be used to help improve pupils’ progress and attainment so that they can reach their full potential.
For full details of how the Pupil Premium funding is used, please download the report below.
This is currently being used for: raising standards; improving reading; improving attendance; pastoral support, improving provision, enhancing experiences and opportunities. Please see the latest report on this page.
In 2011-12 the Government launched it's Pupil Premium funding. This money is sent to schools based on the numbers of pupils in the school who are eligible for Free School Meals (FSM). There is also a grant made for children who have been in Local Authority Care or adopted, within the last 3 years and for children from Service families as these children face unique challenges because of their mobility.
If your child does not have Free School Meals, but may be eligible because of your family's income level, please contact the office (in confidence) to register them. Even if you do not wish them to have the meals, this would mean the school could still claim Pupil Premium funding that may be used to help your child.