Purpose of Pupil Premium
Publicly-funded schools in England get extra funding from the government to help them improve the attainment of their disadvantaged pupils.Evidence shows that children from disadvantaged backgrounds:
- generally face extra challenges in reaching their potential at school
- often do not perform as well as their peers
The pupil premium grant is designed to allow schools to help disadvantaged pupils by improving their progress and the exam results they achieve.
Schools get pupil premium funding based on the number of eligible pupils they have from the following groups.
- Schools get £1,345 for every primary age pupil and £955 for every secondary age pupil who claims free school meals or who has claimed free school meals in the last 6 years.
- Schools get £2,345 for every pupil who has left local authority care through adoption, a special guardianship order or child arrangements order.
The pupil premium is not based on ability. Research shows that the most academically able pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds are most at risk of under-performing. Schools should focus on these pupils just as much as pupils with low results.
Use of Pupil Premium
Evidence suggests that pupil premium spending is most effective when schools use a tiered approach, targeting spending across the following 3 areas below but focusing on teaching quality - investing in learning and development for teachers.
Schools arrange training and professional development for all their staff to improve the impact of teaching and learning for pupils.
Schools should decide on the main issues stopping their pupils from succeeding at school and use the pupil premium to buy extra help.
This may include non-academic use of the pupil premium such as breakfast clubs and supporting the cost of extra-curricular activities
Schools can spend their pupil premium on pupils who do not meet the eligibility criteria but need extra support.
Intended spending of Pupil Premium allocation
Financial Year 2022-2023
Our allocation for this financial year (Apr 2021-March 2022) is £95,530 this is based on 60 Ever 6 FSM, 3 post LAC children and 2 service children. We plan to spend £105,639 to achieve the following aims this year:
- To ensure children attend school regularly and on time
- To increase parental engagement
- Provide the children with the opportunity to be aspirational and inspirational
- To improve the emotional wellbeing of the children
- To raise attainment and narrow the disadvantaged gap
- Provide the children with rich experiences and diverse, varied opportunities
We are continuing to sustain our current provision and introduce some new developments during this financial year. Here is the Pupil Premium Strategy that will help us to achieve our aims...
Outcomes from Pupil Premium Allocation
Financial Year 2021-2022
Information waiting to be updated