Pupil Premium Strategy Statement
PUPIL PREMIUM FUNDING is allocated to schools for the specific purpose of boosting the attainment of pupils from low-income families. Funding is based on children who have registered for a free school meal at any point in the last 6 years, children that are in care or adopted and children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces.
Why has it been introduced? The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current, underlying inequalities between disadvantaged children and their peers, by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.
The purpose of the PP funding is clearly articulated:
- Improve the academic outcomes of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities
- Close the attainment gap between disadvantaged pupils of all abilities across the country
"There is a growing body of evidence on how schools can best help disadvantaged pupils make progress. The needs of all pupils should be assessed and the grant used to make maximum impact in the school"
The DfE make it clear that, 'There is no expectation that schools should spend the grant only on eligible pupils, or on a per eligible pupil basis... When taking decisions on how to spend the grant we strongly encourage school leaders to consider evidence on what will have the most impact for their pupils.'
Some of the most effective spending will be on whole school strategies, including improving the quality of teaching; which have the potential to impact positively on all pupils.
Whilst schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit, we are required to publish our expenditure online.
Mr Cicinski is responsible for writing our school's Pupil Premium Strategy and works with staff to monitor the progress of our Pupil Premium learners across school. Please get in touch with Mr Cicinski via the school office if you would like to discuss our Pupil Premium provision.
Please read the information below which gives details of our Pupil Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding to benefit all of our pupils.