Pupil Premium was introduced by the Department for Education in 2011. The DfE recognised that good education is the key to improving young people’s life chances, particularly true for children from low-income families or who are Looked After Children. Research shows that these children are less likely to leave schools with good GCSE results than other children. Therefore schools receive additional funding from the government. To qualify for Pupil Premium Funding, children are in receipt of Free School Meals, are Looked After Children or are children from Service families.
The Pupil Premium, along with the School’s Budget, is intended to address inequalities by ensuring the funding reaches the pupils who need it most.
The DfE have agreed that it is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.
The Pupil Premium is based on the number of pupils in Years R to 11 who are on the School Census and who have been or remain eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) in the last 6 years (known as the Ever 6 FSM) or are children of service personnel.
As of April 2023, we have got 9 children in Year 6 who cannot swim. We are using our Pupil Premium Funding to pay for swimming lessons for these children in Summer Term 2023 so they will be ready for Secondary School.
Pupil Premium Strategy 2023-24
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