The Pupil Premium is an allocation of additional funding provided to schools to support specific groups of children who are vulnerable to possible underachievement. These include pupils who are entitled to free school meals, those looked after by the local authority and children of armed service personnel. The intended effect of this funding is to accelerate progress and raise attainment.
In most cases, the Pupil Premium is allocated to schools and is clearly identifiable. It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools per Free Schools Meals (FSM) pupil, is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility. All schools are required to report on the amount of funding received, how this is being used, and the impact of any work done.
The Key learning areas identified for pupils in receipt of Pupil Premium were as follows:
Social and emotional needs to include:
- Managing feelings
- Sharing and cooperating
- Understanding the feelings of others
- Resilience language development
- Vocabulary acquisition
- Self- regulating
- Clarifying and listening
- Cultural Capital
- Enrichment activities
If your child does not receive Free School Meals, but may be eligible because of your family's income level, please contact the office (in confidence) to register them. Even if you do not wish them to have the meals, this would mean the school could still claim Pupil Premium funding that may be used to help your child.