The Pupil Premium is allocated to pupils from low-income families who are currently known to be eligible for free school meals (FSM). The premium is provided in order to support these pupils in reaching their potential.
The Government have deployed a fixed amount of money to schools per pupil, based on the number of pupils registered for free school meals. The Government do not dictate how schools should spend this money, but are clear that schools need to employ strategies that they know will support pupils to increase their attainment, and ‘narrow the gap’.
For the financial year 2023-24, our school will receive £21,760, this includes Post LAC children. Our percentage of eligible children in these areas are 5%.
The PP money is used to close the gap between those who have ever been in receipt of free school meals and those who have not. As we have a small percentage of children on Pupil Premium funding, we can pin point specific needs and support for each individual child. Interventions are then put in place accordingly and are tracked termly and the impact analysed. Interventions are monitored and reviewed by the SLT to ensure we are closing the gaps.
If a child is not making progress the intervention is changed, to ensure progress. There is a very strong commitment from staff and governors, to remove barriers to a pupil’s development.