Pupil Premium – What is it?
The Pupil Premium is funding allocated to schools for the specific purpose of boosting the attainment of pupils from low-income families. Funding is based on the children being registered for a free school meal, having a parent who works in the forces or who is/has been looked after by the local authority.
Why has it been introduced?
The government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to the main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying equalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their wealthier peers by ensuring the funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most. Whilst schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit we are required to publish online information about how we have used the funds.
What is catch-up funding?
The government announced £1 billion of funding to support children and young people to catch up lost time after school closure due to coronavirus. This is especially important for the most vulnerable and disadvantaged backgrounds.
Our school's catch-up funding strategy can be found HERE.