What is Pupil Premium?
Pupil premium is additional funding received by schools for each pupil from disadvantaged families or background. It is allocated to schools based on the number of children who come from low-income families – this is defined as those who are currently known to be eligible for free school meals.
This is one of the current coalition government’s key education policies. It’s based on findings that show that, as a group, children who have been eligible for free school meals at any point in time have consistently lower educational attainment than those who have never been eligible for free school meals.
It also includes children who have special educational needs, children who are in care of the Local Authority (CLA) and children where a parent serves in the armed forces.
For our school, it is important to note that we invest the pupil premium in our pupils regardless of whether they are low attaining or not. This might be in the form of additional tuition out of school or extra support and challenge in school. Children with pupil premium often attain much higher than others.
Please contact us if you’d like to know more about how we use pupil premium in school.
Pupil Premium Grant – Overview of the School