What is Pupil Premium?
Pupil Premium is additional funding provided to schools for supporting children who are at a greater risk of underachievement.
There are three categories of children that qualify for pupil premium:
- Children who are eligible for free school meals (FSM) or have been in the last six years (FSM6)
- Children who are looked after by the Local Authority
- Armed forces children
Pupil Premium Strategy
At the end of each financial year, school leaders will follow the criteria below to determine how the next annual Pupil Premium funding is allocated.
An evaluation will take place of the impact of the funding for the previous year against the identified success criteria. This may be against academic outcomes, attendance, behaviour outcomes or social/emotional benefits. A summary of evaluation will be shared with governors and published on the school website.
Any learning need or other barriers to achievement of the disadvantaged pupils in the school will be considered. (For example barriers such as safeguarding concerns, attendance, punctuality, behaviour, speech and language, medical, social or emotional needs, summer born etc). All disadvantaged pupils with multiple barriers to learning (e.g. SEN and EAL) will be identified.
The academic achievement of the disadvantaged pupils as a group in each cohort will be considered and any disadvantaged pupils identified who are making slower progress than their peers from their starting points with particular reference to more able and less able disadvantaged pupils.
The funding will be allocated to address the concerns identified above to promote high aspirations and expectations of achievement.
A staff member (Deputy Headteachers) will be appointed to champion the interests of the disadvantaged pupils and to monitor the impact of the funding. A governor will be a named link governor who will provide challenge on behalf of the disadvantaged pupils in the school.
Pupil Premium Expenditure
Schools are required to publish how they spend their Pupil Premium funding and it's evaluated impact.