Pupil Premium Funding
What is Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium is extra money paid to the school to help us give additional support to some children who may need it. The support can vary from teaching help to supporting a school trip.
The money is based on the number of children who are registered for Free School Meals, or have been registered at any time in the last 6 years.
How do we use the money?
We do not use the money just to benefit children receiving Free School Meals, we try to help all children who we feel are vulnerable to under achievement. We do try to ensure that those children entitled to Free School Meals (FSM) who are vulnerable do receive the benefit of additional support.
The money is spent in many ways: we provide one to one tuition for some children, Maths and Literacy support and intervention through internal and / or external support, targeted work with specialist staff, extra Teaching Assistant time , booster groups either on a short term or long term basis as well as supporting trips and visitors to school to lead activities for the children.
The money is spent carefully and not used in the general budget. We make sure it is spent on supporting children who are vulnerable to under achievement.
Click below for more details of how the Pupil Premium Funding has been allocated for 2016-2017, and was spent in 2015-2016
Click below for more details of how the Pupil Premium Funding was spent for 2014-2015
Click below for more details of how the Pupil Premium Funding was spent during 2013-2014
Additional Reference Materials, Resources and Research used to allocate Pupil Premium Funds
We allocate the funds in a variety of was based on current best practice, and referencing it against Government guidance, the recommendations of Dr Paul Dunford who is the National Pupil Premium Champion, and also best practice case studies and research undertaken by the Education Endowment Foundation.