What is Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium is additional funding given to publically-funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers. Disadvantaged pupils are classified as children who are eligible for Free School Meals, children in Local Authority Care and those from families with parents in the Armed Forces.
Schools are currently given £1,320 per pupil for those whose families have registered for Free School Meals (FSM). This includes any child who has been registered for FSM at any point during the past 6 years. The children of members of the armed forces are also entitled to this funding. Schools also receive £1,900 for each pupil who has been looked after for 1 day or more; has been adopted from care or has left care under a special guardianship order, a residence order or a child arrangement order.
How are we using Pupil Premium Funding in our school?
This year (2016-17) the school’s grant allocation is£8500.
At Trottiscliffe CEP School we use Pupil Premium funding to:-
- Provide teaching assistants to run interventions with individuals or small groups of pupils. This means that pupils who may need extra academic, social or emotional support receive appropriate provision.
- Fund places at school clubs, including music tuition and sports.
- Meet contributions to the cost of school trips to ensure equality of opportunity.
- Subsidise the cost of equipment and resources to close the attainment gap by accelerating learning.
Attainment data is continually updated and reviewed at Pupil Progress meetings as well as being reported to the governing body. The key objective is to ensure that Pupil Premium Funding is used effectively to raise attainment and narrow the gap between pupil groups.
The details of the spend of last year’s Pupil Premium allocation can be is detailed in the following link.
Pupil Premium 2015 – 2016
Pupil Premium Strategy 2016-17