Pupil Premium is funding additional to the main school budget. The grant is allocated in three parts: pupil premium for pupils known to be eligible for free school meals in any of the previous six years, looked after children/adopted children and those from families with parents in the Armed Forces.
Early Years Pupil Premium may also allocated on a termly basis subject to completion of relevant documentation by parents.
Our school has the freedom to spend the Premium, which is additional to the underlying schools budget, in a way we think will best support the raising of attainment for the most vulnerable pupils.
We aim to ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all pupils and that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups. This includes ensuring that the needs of pupils in receipt of Pupil Premium funding are adequately assessed and addressed.
In making provision for the Pupil Premium pupils, we recognise that not all pupils who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged. We also recognise that not all pupils who are socially 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 socially disadvantaged.
Pupil Premium funding will be allocated following a needs analysis which will identify priority 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 one time, but as and when it is necessary to maximise the outcomes for these pupils.