The Government gives an additional Pupil Premium grant to schools, which is additional to main school funding. This is given as a way to address current underlying inequalities between ‘disadvantaged’ pupils and their ‘advantaged’ peers. ‘Disadvantaged’ describes pupils eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) / those who have been eligible in the past six years, or children who have been in care at some point in their lives.
Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit. However, we are held accountable for how we have used the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families.
Please feel free to have a read of our Pupil Premium Strategy and Action Plan that explains how we spend our Pupil Premium money to best support the children in our school. There is a parent-friendly version available (without all of the educational jargon and terminology) and the official one we use in school.
In 2021, our Pupil Premium children are well above average and account for 43% of our school population. This is compared to 23% of Pupil Premium children at National level across the rest of England.