Pupil Premium Grant
The pupil premium is additional funding for schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers. The Department for Education (DfE) allocates an amount of funding known as the Pupil Premium which is additional to main school funding and is calculated on the number of pupils receiving free school meals (including those that have received FSM over the previous 6 years), children in care and service families.
Guiding Principles for Expenditure of Pupil Premium
- To ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all pupils.
- High quality, effective teaching and learning is the most impactful support for disadvantaged learners.
- To ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to all vulnerable groups, this includes the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils.
- In making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils, to recognise that not all pupils who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged.
- To also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals. We reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil or groups of pupils the school has legitimately identified as being socially disadvantaged.
- Pupil premium funding will be allocated based on need. Limited funding and resources means that not all children receiving free meals will be in receipt of pupil premium interventions at one time.