It’s a government requirement for us to publish on our website information on how the Pupil Premium money was spent in the last year and to make available our Charging and Remissions Policy. Find out more below.
From September 2012 school leaders and governing bodies need to ensure that their school is publishing information to parents about how all Pupil Premium funding has been used and what the impact has been on learning, attainment and pupil wellbeing and/or pastoral care.
Background information on the Pupil Premium Grant
The Pupil Premium is allocated in order that support is given to those children identified as being entitled to and in receipt of free school meals – either currently or at any time in the past six years. However, it is not ring-fenced to those children and can be spent in any way that the school sees fit, so long as the school is able to demonstrate that the specific needs of the FSM pupils have been addressed and how this additional – and specific – funding, which is intended to compensate for disadvantage, is being used for this purpose.
School leaders and governing bodies need to ensure that their school is tracking the progress of pupils in receipt of free school meals (FSM) to demonstrate how the school is using the Pupil Premium. It is for the school to determine how best to use the funding.
The Pupil Premium will increase from £430 in 2011-12 to £623 per pupil in 2012-13 for pupils claiming for free school meals (FSM) now (or who have ever claimed in the past six years) and for pupils in care who have been continuously looked after for six months. [There is also additional funding for children whose parent(s) are serving members of the armed forces.]
- We ensure that Quality First Teaching aims to meet the needs of all pupils
- We ensure that the additional needs of any vulnerable groups are adequately assessed and addressed
- In making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils, we recognise that not all pupils who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged nor will need specific support in addition to Quality First Teaching
- 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 parts of the Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil or groups of pupils the school has legitimately identified as being socially
- 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
Here we have also included vital information on how our Sport Premium was spent.Sport Premium 2014-15