The Pupil Premium (PP) was introduced in 2011 and is specific additional funding provided to support the education of pupils known to be eligible for free school meals. (FSM) There is a clear expectation that it will be used to close the attainment gap for those pupils.
Pupils in the following categories attract funding:
a special guardianship order
a residence order
It is for schools to decide how the PP is spent since they are best placed to assess what additional funding should be provided. However each school is accountable for their use of the funding.
The school received £7,219 in 2011/12, £12,600 in 2012/13, £22,500 in 2013/14 £34,398 in 2014/15, £42,240 in 2015/16, £50,000 in 2016 /17 and £48,680.
Our principles for using Pupil Premium
To ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups, we are conscious that the needs of disadvantaged pupils are adequately assessed and addressed. In making provision for disadvantaged pupils, we recognise that not all pupils who receive free school meals will fall into this category. We also recognise that not all pupils who are disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals.
We reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil or groups of pupils the school has legitimately identified as being disadvantaged or in danger of low achievement and attainment.