Pupil Premium Funding has been allocated to schools on the basis of the number of pupils in receipt of Free School Meals (FSM) over the last 6 years. It is used to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all pupils and to close the gap between them and their peers.
In 2017/18 financial year, schools will receive £1,320 for each child registered for free school meals.
We are committed to ensuring that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all pupils; however, we recognise the particular needs of vulnerable or socially disadvantaged pupils. One of our key priorities is closing the gap between the performance of vulnerable pupils and that of others.
Governors have agreed that whilst the Pupil Premium Grant must prioritise the achievement and well-being of disadvantaged pupils, the benefits of resources and services should – wherever possible – extend to include other pupils, many of whom are also vulnerable.
The provision and impact of Pupil Premium Funding are monitored through all levels of leadership and management, including Governors, SLT and Year groups, Performance Appraisal and training.
Governors, Leaders, Teachers and Support Staff are accountable for improving the educational opportunities for pupils entitled to the Pupil Premium.
If you have any further questions about Pupil Premium, or you believe that your child may be eligible for free school meals please contact Mr. Collins for a confidential discussion or ask for the forms at the school office.