The Pupil Premium is allocated to children from low-income families who are currently known to be eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) in both mainstream and non-mainstream settings, and children who have been looked after for at least one day. It also includes pupils eligible for FSM at any point in the last six years (known as the Ever 6 FSM measure). Funding is also allocated to children in Service families and children who are looked after or adopted.
Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit. However, we will be held accountable for how we have used the additional funding to support these children to fulfil their potential. We are required to publish online information about how we have used the Pupil Premium funding. This will ensure that parents and others are made fully aware of the attainment of pupils covered by the Premium and the extra support that they receive. Across our Federation we support ALL our pupils. We do this by providing high quality teaching, supplemented by targeted interventions to support vulnerable learners as and when required. The Head Teacher and the Governing Body monitors the impact of all spending and interventions, including the Pupil Premium.
The links below provide more detail about how the Pupil Premium funding has been allocated and the impact it has had on the learning of the pupils who attract this additional support.