Publicly-funded schools in England get extra funding from the Government to help them improve the attainment of their disadvantaged pupils.
Evidence shows that children from disadvantaged backgrounds:
• generally face extra challenges in reaching their potential at school
• often do not perform as well as their peers
The pupil premium grant is designed to allow schools to help disadvantaged pupils by improving their progress and the exam results they achieve.
The Pupil Premium is additional funding given to schools so that they can support their disadvantaged pupils and close the attainment gap between them and their peers. The Pupil Premium Grant is a significant amount of money for many schools, with schools attracting £1900 per 'looked-after child' or £1320 per child who has been able to access free school meals within the last 6 years.
Pupils from Service families
Pupils from Service families also attract Pupil Premium funding at the level of £300 per child. This money is to be used to support pupils’ pastoral needs, for example during times of parental deployment or during a move to, or away from, our school.
The Government believes that head teachers and school leaders should decide how to use the pupil premium. They are held accountable for the decisions they make through:
a) the performance tables which show the performance of disadvantaged pupils compared with their peers.
b) The Ofsted inspection framework, under which inspectors focus on the attainment of pupil groups, and in particular those who attract pupil premium.
c) The report for parents that schools are required to publicise on line.
Pupil Premium Strategy 2021/22
Details of how we plan to utilise pupil premium moving forward as a school.