Pupil Premium is additional funding given to publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.
Pupil premium funding is available to both mainstream and non-mainstream schools, such as special schools and pupil referral units. It is paid to schools according to the number of pupils who have been:
- registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years
- been in care for 6 months or longer
Funding for 2017/18
In the 2017 to 2018 financial year we received £1320 for each eligible primary-aged pupil.
Funding for 2016/17
In the 2016 to 2017 financial year we received £1320 for each eligible primary-aged pupil.
Funding for 2015/16
In the 2015 to 2016 financial year we received £1320 for each eligible primary-aged pupil.
Funding for 2014/15
In the 2014 to 2015 financial year we received £1300 for each eligible primary-aged pupil.
Funding for 2013/14
In the 2013 to 2014 financial year we received £953 for each eligible primary-aged pupil.
Schools are required to publish the following information online:
- our pupil premium allocation for the current academic year
- details of how we intend to spend our allocation
- details of how we spent on our previous academic year’s allocation
- how it made a difference to the attainment of disadvantaged pupils
Identifying disadvantaged pupils
Eligibility for free school meals is used as the main measure of deprivation at pupil level. For the academic year 2013 to 2014, we were provided with a list of pupils who have been eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years. This data allows us to identify the pupils who have previously attracted pupil premium funding so we can target support accurately.
Headteachers and the school governing body are accountable for the impact of pupil premium funding in the following ways:
- performance tables, which show the performance of disadvantaged pupils compared with their peers
- requiring schools to publish details online each year of how they are using the pupil premium and the impact it is having on pupil achievement
- the Ofsted inspection framework, where inspectors focus on the attainment of pupil groups, and in particular those who attract the pupil premium
Pupil Premium Policy 2015 click here
Pupil premium targeted money 2017 – 2018 click here
Pupil Premium targeted money/Rational and Impact 2016 – 2017 click here
Pupil Premium targeted money/Rational and Impact 2015 -2016 click here
Pupil Premium targeted money 2014 – 2015 click here
Pupil Premium Rationale 2014 – 2015 click here
Pupil Premium Impact Statement 2014 – 2015 click here