Pupil Premium Statement
What is the Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium is additional to main school funding. The Government believes that it is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantages reaches the pupils who need it most.
Eligibility for the Pupil Premium remains for pupils who have been eligible FSM at any point in the last 6 years. A premium is also in place for children in care, those children adopted from care, as well as those whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces, or have done so at any point in the last 3 years. This service premium is designed to address the emotional and social well-being of these pupils and to ensure successful continuity of education if service families move frequently.
Possible barriers to learning for Pupil Premium groups:
- Poor parenting
- Limited access to language
- Low aspirations
- Low expectations
- Narrow experience of life outside school
- Emotional needs, including attachment difficulties
- Lacking self-esteem/emotional wellbeing
- Financial hardship/parents unable to provide for outings, clubs and other learning opportunities
- Resources at home e.g. books, computers
- Lack of Parental involvement
Please see the links below for our current spending and the rationale for the spending to address these barriers to learning: