What is the Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium is allocated to children’s families who are currently known to be eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) and for looked after children In 2012, funding was extended to include pupils who have been eligible for free school meals within the past 6 years.
Research shows that these pupils generally underachieve compared to their peers. The premium is given to schools so that they can provide additional support for these pupils and ensure they reach their potential.
The school receives a fixed amount of money per pupil registered for free school meals or in care. Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit. However as a school we are held accountable for how we have used the additional funding to support pupils.
As a school our mission is to provide high quality education for all children, through effective partnerships between children, staff, parents/carers and the wider community. We make informed decisions about how to utilise our Pupil Premium Funding to ensure that all pupils reach their full potential.
Our pupil premium strategy is underpinned by our belief that all children are able to achieve, given appropriate support and is informed by the research of The Education Endowment Fund, including the EEF Teaching and Learning Toolkit and research by The Sutton Trust.