Pupil Premium Funding
In 2011-12 the Government launched its 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). It has been expanded to include all children who have been eligible for FSM within the last 6 years and we get extra again for our Forces families.
This money is allocated to initiatives to ensure pupils reach their full potential, both academically and socially. The impact of our pupil premium spend is to DIMINISH DIFFERENCES BETWEEN GROUPS. Our pupil premium spend should ‘close’ and ‘eradicate’ the gap for FSM children.
We continue to evaluate how we use the Pupil Premium funding, so that it continues to have an impact on our pupils.
We have assessed strengths from previous years and have studyed the Department for Education’s research and that of the Education Endowment Fund and have altered how we use the Pupil Premium to ensure it has the desired IMPACT.
The Department for Education urges schools and local authorities to encourage parents to register their child as eligible for FSM so that each school receives their maximum Pupil Premium entitlement.
We have a named Governor who has responsibility for ensuring we reach this aim: Mr Allen supported by the Chair of Governors and the Full Governing Body.
The Pupil Premium Strategy is reviewed regularly by the Senior Leadership Team. The Full Governing Body review Pupil Premium at their termly meetings. They agree the strategy in the Autumn Term meeting and review the impact in the Summer Term meeting.
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.