Pupil Premium is additional Government funding which is allocated to children from low-income families who have been eligible for free school meals at any point during the last six years (Ever6 FSM), for children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months or who are children who have parents in the armed services.
This funding is made available so that the academy can ensure that all students have equal opportunities and can make the progress they should make regardless of any economic hardship they may be experiencing, either temporarily or over a longer period of time.
“Schools, headteachers and teachers will decide how to use the Pupil Premium allocation, as they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for individual pupils” (DfE)
- We ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all students.
- We ensure that appropriate provision is made for students who belong to vulnerable groups and that the needs of socially disadvantaged students are adequately assessed & addressed.
- In making provision for socially disadvantaged students, we recognise that not all students who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged and not all students who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals.
- We therefore reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium funding to support any student or group of students that the school has identified as being socially disadvantaged.
- Pupil Premium funding will be allocated following a needs analysis which will identify and prioritise classes, groups or individuals. Limited funding and resources means that not all children receiving free school meals will be in receipt of pupil premium interventions at any one time.
- The cost of delivering the range of provision may exceed the amount of PP funding received substantially, but students other than the socially disadvantaged benefitted too, so the additional cost will be met from elsewhere in the academy’s total budget.