The government believes that the pupil premium, additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.
The pupil premium was introduced in April 2011 and is allocated to schools to work with pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years (known as ‘Ever 6 FSM’). Schools also receive funding for children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months, and children of service personnel.
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Our aims in allocating Pupil Premium funding are:
- To ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all of the pupils.
- To raise attainment of pupils at risk of underachieving in English and Maths by falling below end of year or key stage national curriculum levels.
- To provide additional support for those pupils who are at risk of underachieving in English and Maths at the end of the Year or the end of Key Stage.
- To ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups, this includes ensuring that the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are adequately assessed and addressed.
- In making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils, recognising that not all pupils who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged.
- To 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.
- To allocate funds following a needs analysis, which will identify priority classes, groups or individuals.