The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 to raise the attainment of disadvantaged young people. It is available to all those eligible for free school meals in the last six years, children in care and children whose parents are in the armed forces.
The Government believes that Pupil Premium is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between the above groups of students and their peers by ensuring that funding reaches those pupils who need it most.
‘The pupil premium for disadvantaged pupils provides additional funding specifically linked to disadvantaged pupils, with the primary objective of boosting their attainment….We will expect schools to account to parents how it is used.’
Page 81, White Paper 2010
Pupil Premium money is not ring-fenced and schools are ‘free to spend the money as they see fit’ DfE 2011. The Government is clear however, that schools need to employ the strategies that they know will support their pupils to increase their attainment and close the gap. Funding is received on a financial year basis.
Please see below for our full Pupil Premium documents:
|Pupil Premium Impact Report 2015-16||Download File|
|Pupil Premium Action Plan 2016-17||Download File|
|Year 7 Catch Up Premium Impact Statement 2015-16 And Action Plan 2016-17||Download File|
|Pupil Premium Practice Review Report||Download File|