Pupil Premium Statement of Intent
The Government believes that the Pupil Premium Grant (PP), which is additional to main school funding, 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 disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most. Schools are free to target the Pupil Premium to best meet the needs of vulnerable children in their specific context. They are accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support students from low-income families. New measures of success will be included in the DfE performance tables; these will capture the achievement of those disadvantaged pupils covered by the Pupil Premium Grant.
What is Pupil Premium?
Pupil Premium is a sum of money which is additional to school funding.
The funding was introduced in April 2011 and can be used to support children who are eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) or have been in the past 6 years, as well as those children who have been looked after for longer than 6 months and children of service personnel.
Schools are free to use the money as they see fit with the overall aim being to support the development of the whole child through curricular and extra-curricular opportunities.
The main aims of the pupil premium are to:
- Increase social mobility.
- Enable more pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds to access the best education.
- Reduce the attainment gap between the highest and lowest achieving pupils.
All schools are required to publish online how they intend to spend the Pupil Premium grant within school. Please click on the link below to view our Pupil Premium Strategy. The Pupil Premium Strategy is reviewed annually via the Resources Committee for the Governing Body .
- Amount of Pupil Premium Funding allocation 2023/2024 is £51,675 (including Recovery Premium).
The attached pupil premium strategy outlines the intentions and allocation of pupil premium funding for 2023/24