The Pupil Premium
Pupil Premium funding, which is additional to the main school funding, is allocated to schools to address inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and those children who are not.
Who is Entitled to Pupil Premium Funding?
Schools are currently given Pupil Premium funding of £1,345 per pupil for those whose families who have registered for FSM or who have been registered for FSM at any point during the past 6 years. The children of members of the armed forces are also entitled to funding, which totals £310 a year. In addition, schools receive £2,345 for each pupil who are looked after or have been adopted from care.
How Is The Funding Raised?
The key purpose of the Pupil Premium funding is to enable all pupils to reach their full potential. Each school may decide how best to use the funding to enable all its pupils to reach age related expectations and are held accountable for how it has been used to support pupils from low income families.
We recognise that barriers to achievement take a variety of forms and will do whatever it takes to support a child, both in and out of the classroom. We use all our resources to ensure that every child has an equal opportunity to become an empowered learner. In order to achieve this, we offer our children a wide range of opportunities and we always make sure these are accessible for everyone. We work with our families and colleagues to make sure everyone has high aspirations for all pupils. We ensure pupil premium children are well represented and have a voice on our school council and eco committees.
How Can I Find Out If My Child Is Entitled To The Pupil Premium Funding?
The process for applying is straightforward and confidential. You can check online using a ‘Free School Meals / Pupil Premium Service’ at www.fsm.lgfl.net. After entering essential details into the web site, the online application process links to the Department for Education system for checking eligibility and gives an immediate ‘yes’ or ‘no’ response, and will notify our school. Alternatively, you can speak to a member of the office staff, who will be able to assist you through this process. All inquiries will be treated in confidence.
How Is The Funding Spent?
All schools are required to publish their Pupil Premium Strategy, annually, upon their school website to display how they have spent the additional funding. This strategy is based upon a review of the previous year’s Pupil Premium expenditure – looking at areas where the spend has been effective – alongside readjusting the spend to meet the current needs of the pupils at the time. You can find both of these documents – alongside our Pupil Premium Policy – below.
You can find our Pupil Premium reports below;