The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England. It is designed to help disadvantaged pupils of all abilities perform better, and close the gap between them and their peers.
Pupil premium funding is available to:schools maintained by the local authority. In the 2019 to 2020 financial year, schools will receive funding for each pupil registered as eligible for free school meals (FSM at any point in the last 6 years, children who are looked after, and children whose parents are in the armed forces. The school can determine for itself how it spends its allocation according to the needs of the individual pupils. It is a requirement that a report is produced annually and available through the schools website.
The information below is included on our website to help parents and carers in understanding how we support disadvantaged pupils. If you need any further information on this area, or on any other aspect of information provided on the website, please feel free to contact Donna Brears or Julie Whitham in the school office.
The school is held to account for the spending of the pupil premium through the governing body of the school and through external agencies; such as Ofsted.