The pupil premium is a grant given by the government to schools in England to decrease the attainment gap for the most disadvantaged children, whether by income or by family upheaval. For each pupil who is eligible for free school meals, their school receives £1,345
Schools receive an extra premium of £2,345 for pupils:
- In local authority care
- Adopted from care (and the parent self-declares)
- Were in care in the last year, which ceased by virtue of a special guardianship order (and the guardian self-declares), residence order or Child Arrangement Order.
- We ensure that the teaching and learning opportunities in our “Creative Learning Journey” meet the needs of all of the pupils as best we can.
- We analyse the provision in place for various different groups of learners including those who was socially disadvantaged.
- We recognise that not all pupils who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged.
- We also recognise that there may be some children who are socially disadvantaged who do not receive free school meals.
- Pupil premium funding will be allocated following a needs analysis which may be linked to the School Improvement Development Plan. Not all children receiving free school meals will be in receipt of pupil premium interventions at one time.