Pupil Premium is additional funding provided to the school specifically to address inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their wealthier counterparts.
National research shows that children who have been eligible for FSM at any point in their school life generally have consistently lower educational attainment than those who have never been eligible.
Many pupils entitled to FSM (and indeed those who are not) often face multiple vulnerabilities which are a barrier to good achievement. We use pupil premium funding to plan and promote effective intervention and provide additional support in order to eradicate these barriers over time and accelerate pupil progress, closing the attainment gap between FSM and non-FSM children.
The most disadvantaged pupils, including all children who are looked after (CLA), benefit from pupil premium. Any child that has been registered for FSM in the past six year period (known as the “Ever 6”) qualifies for the funding. The amount set per pupil for 2023/2024 is £1,455.
Our Pupil Premium Plan sets out how we spend our annual funding and the intended outcomes. It is monitored and evaluated on a termly basis.