What is Pupil Premium?

The Pupil Premium is a form of funding, in addition to main school funding, to address underlying inequalities between those children eligible for free school meals (FSM), forces children, looked after children and adopted children and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.

The Pupil Premium is allocated to schools and it is for schools to decide how the funding will be spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility. Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit. However, they will be held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support disadvantaged pupils

Since September 2012, schools have been required to publish online information about how they have used the Premium. This will ensure that parents and others are made fully aware of the attainment of pupils covered by the Premium.

We endeavour to close any achievement gap by ensuring that any pupils at risk of underachieving are identified early and support and interventions are provided for individual pupils. As a school we are committed to personalising provision to ensure all pupils make at least good progress in their learning. We believe that all pupils should attain the expected standard before transferring to secondary school.

Please see the report below - this details the ways in which pupil premium funding is allocated in our school.

What is COVID-19 Catch-Up Funding?

During the national lockdown in March 2020, which included the closure of schools, the government made funding available to  reduce the impact of these closures on children and young people. 

Schools are required to publish information about how they are spending this funding, in order to support their pupils to catch up for lost teaching over the previous lockdown period, in line with the curriculum expectations for the next academic year.