The Pupil Premium grant is an allocation of additional funding provided to schools to support specific groups of children who are vulnerable to possible under-achievement. These include pupils who are entitled to free school meals or who have been at some point in the last 6 years; those looked after by the Local Authority and children of Armed Services personnel.
The government believes that allocating the Pupil Premium grant is the best way to ensure that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most. It is up to schools to decide how the pupil premium is spent.
All schools are required to report the amount of funding received and how this is being used. Once information is available, the impact of the funding should also be reported. However, due to coronavirus and school closures it will be difficult to evaluate the impact of our Pupil Premium spending. We hope to be able to report on the impact for the period September 2019 and July 2021.
Please see the following document for details of our three year Pupil Premium Strategy :
The previous version is available here:
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Catch-Up Premium
This year the school will also receive a catch-up premium which can be used to fund specific activities to support our pupils to catch up for lost teaching over the previous months, in line with the guidance on curriculum expectations for the next academic year.
We have flexibility to spend this funding in the best way for our pupils and circumstances.
Click here to see how we are planning to spend this funding.