What is the pupil premium?
The pupil premium is extra money for schools to help disadvantaged pupils of all abilities achieve their full potential. The amount of pupil premium funding schools receive is decided by how many disadvantaged pupils they have – schools then receive funding per pupil premium-eligible child.
What should schools be spending the pupil premium on?
Schools must spend their pupil and recovery premium in line with a ‘menu’ of approaches, based on expert evidence of what works when it comes to improving the outcomes of disadvantaged children.
Schools must allocate spending across the following three key areas:
- Support high-quality teaching, such as staff professional development
- Provide targeted academic support, such as tutoring
- Tackle non-academic barriers to academic success, such as difficulties with attendance, behaviour, and social and emotional wellbeing.
It is up to schools to decide how exactly to spend their pupil premium so that it supports pupils who need it most.
The financial year runs from April to April so this report has been broken down into the previous academic year (September 2021 - July 2022) and its approximate costs and the current academic year (September 2022 – July 2023) and its approximate costs.
Pupil Premum Leader - Mrs Natasha Bennett
Pupil Premium Link Governor - Mr Andrew Foster