What is Pupil Premium Funding?
The pupil premium is funding allocated to schools for the specific purpose of boosting the attainment of pupils from low-income families. Funding is based on children who have registered for a free school meal at any point in the last 6 years, children that are in care or adopted and children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces.
Why has it been introduced?
The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way 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 the pupils who need it most. Whilst schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit we are required to publish online information about how we have used the Premium and the impact it is having.
What is our strategy?
Our strategy is outlined in full in our Pupil Premium Action Plan 2019 - 2021. The plan runs for two years. This is following the research of Mark Rowlands and the Education Endownment Foundation (EEF). The plan outlines the current attainment of pupil's entitled to pupil premium, the barriers to learning our pupils experience and the actions taken to raise attainment.
Although the plan runs for two academic years, there is a formal review of the strategy at the end of each academic year (in addition to the ongoing reviews that happen throughout the year).
The next review will take place in July 2021.
What is our allocation of Pupil Premium Funding?
Our 2022-23 funding is £107,883. The percentage of our pupils known to be eligible for the Pupil Premuim funding is: 54%