The Pupil Premium Grant is allocated to schools based on the number of children on the current roll who have been entitled to Free School Meals at any point during the past six years, or have been in the care of a Local Authority (‘Looked After’) continuously for more than six months.
Schools are charged with using Pupil Premium funding to ‘close the gap’ between the attainment of those children from disadvantaged backgrounds and those living in families with incomes above the low-income threshold.
Some of the funding is used to offer support to those pupils who are at a disadvantage compared to their peers even if they are not eligible for a free school meal. Schools have the freedom to spend the Premium, which is additional to the underlying school budget, in a way they think will best support the raising of attainment for the most vulnerable pupils.
Please see below for the school's strategy statement which includes impact from previous years (pupils progress compared to national) as well as proposed expenditure and support for this academic year.