Pupils eligible to receive this funding are in three groups: those who have been entitled to free school meals (FSM), children in care or looked after (LAC) and services children. The Government believes that the Pupil Premium (PP), which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for PP and their wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.
Progress of each individual pupil is closely monitored through the School’s IPM scheme; attendance is also closely monitored by Heads of Year. It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent, since we are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within our responsibility.
How do we use this funding?
The Pupil Premium Champion, Zoe Ward is contactable here: