Pupil Premium is a Government initiative designed to target resources on those pupils deemed to be from a disadvantaged background. Specifically, the Pupil Premium money is provided for those pupils who have been on Free School Meals (FSM) at any point over the past 6 years (Ever 6) or those children who have been looked after continuously for at least 6 months (CLA).
For the year 2023-2024, Pupil Premium has a value of £1455 per eligible pupil, £2530 for children who are looked after, and a smaller provision of £335 for those pupils who have a parent in the armed services. Neither the Government or any Government agencies have dictated how the Pupil Premium money should be spent; schools have the freedom to spend the Premium in a way they think is best to raise the attainment for the most vulnerable pupils and narrow the gap between the highest and lowest achieving pupils.
The children in our school who are eligible for Free School Meals, and consequently generate Pupil Premium, are spread across the school, varying from 7 to 13 pupils in each year group. Regular assessments and close tracking enables us to target these children throughout their school life to ensure they make the same progress as their peers.
In developing provision for socially disadvantaged pupils, we recognise that not all pupils who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged. We also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals. Pupil premium funding will be allocated following a needs analysis, which will identify priority groups or individuals. The needs of the individual are paramount in this process and are always the starting point when developing our teaching and learning strategies.
PE & Sports Premium Funding
Schools receive PE and sport premium funding based on the number of pupils in years 1 to 6. The funding is designed to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport for the benefit of all pupils to encourage the development of healthy, active lifestyles.
Download Pupil and Sports Premium information using the links below.