What is the Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium is funding allocated to schools for the purpose of boosting the attainment of pupils from low income families. It is intended to enable schools to provide targeted support to help children reach their full potential. Funding is allocated for children who are Looked after by the Local Authority (CLA) and for every child who is registered for Free School Meals.
Purpose of Pupil Premium
- The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to provide to tackle disadvantage and ensure additional support reaches the pupils who need it most.
- In most cases the Pupil Premium is allocated to schools and is clearly identifiable. It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.
- Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit. However, they will be held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families.
Please open folders below to view how we have used the Pupil Premium to support pupils in the past financial year.
COVID-19 Catch-up premium funding
School closures as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic had a significant impact on our pupils’ learning and education. In June 2020, the UK government announced £1 billion of funding to support children and young people to catch up on missed learning.
We have received funding aimed to support the pupils mostly affected by the pandemic and the wider school closure. The overall aims of the expenditure of the catch-up premium strategy are:
- To reduce the attainment gap between your disadvantaged pupils and their peers
- To ensure all pupils can access learning whilst off site
- To ensure the wellbeing of all pupils
- To raise the attainment of all pupils to close the gap created by COVID-19 school closures
Please find full details in the report below: