Pupil Premium

What is Pupil Premium?

The Pupil Premium is funding allocated to schools for the specific purpose of boosting the attainment of pupils from low-income families. Funding is base don children who have registered for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years, children that are in care or adopted or children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces.

Why has it been introduced?

The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) and their wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most. Whilst schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit we are required to publish online information about how we have used the Premium and the impact it is having.

For the financial year 2018-19 we have been allocated £55,860.  The percentage of pupils eligible for free school meals during 2017-18 was 17%.  The national average is 25%.

This year we intend to use the pupil premium to provide:
  • Learning Mentor support for FSM pupils  through the ‘Friends for Life’ enrichment programme and ongoing pastoral support
  • Nurture Group provision for those pupils who find it most challenging to remain in mainstream classrooms
  • Boxall Profile training for all teaching staff
  • Emotion Coaching for all teaching staff
  • Enrichment activities for our FSM pupils, including those most able
  • Focusing staff development on moving to more outstanding teaching, including INSET training costs
  • Additional  ICT resources
  • TA support for vulnerable groups
  • SEN TA support for FSM pupils to ensure all reach expected levels of attainment
  • Free breakfast club places
  • Help with payments for educational visits

Please click here to view our Pupil Premium spending strategy for 2018-19

Please click here to review our Pupil Premium spending for 2017-18