Pupil Premium Funding
- The Pupil Premium Grant is additional to the main school funding, and we use this to address underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals and their peers. It is allocated to children from low-income families who are currently known to be eligible for FSM and children who have been ‘looked after’ continuously for more than six months.
- A premium has also been introduced for children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces. This service premium is designed to address the emotional and social well-being of these pupils.
- Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit. We use it for a range of academic, pastoral and enrichment purposes with the general aim that all children deserve the best regardless of background. We are held accountable for how we have used the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families and each year we publish a statement which details how we spend this funding which you can view below.
If your child does not have free school meals but may be eligible because of your family’s income level, please contact the office (in confidence) to register them. Even if you do not wish them to have the meals, this would mean the school could still claim Pupil Premium funding that may be used to help your child.
Recovery Premium Funding
- In February 2021, the government announced a one-off recovery premium as part of its package of funding to support education recovery.
- In June 2020 the government announced £1 billion of funding to support children and young people to catch up on missed learning caused by coronavirus (COVID19). This was especially important for the most vulnerable pupils and pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds who we know have been most affected. See our spending plan below: