What is Pupil Premium?

The Pupil Premium is given to schools for children from low-income families who were known to be eligible for free school meals, and children who had been looked after continuously for more than six months.

Pupil Premium was extended for to pupils who have been eligible for free school meals at any point in the last six years. Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit. However, they are accountable for how they use the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families and the other target groups.

Although the main aim of the pupil premium is to raise attainment, you can spend your Pupil Premium on: non-academic outcomes, such as improving pupils’ mental health non-academic improvements, such as better attendance activities that will also benefit non-eligible pupils. Currently, all Pupil Premium children can have a free school jumper or cardigan each year and a discount, of up to 50%, on all trips and visits.

We do not have to spend our pupil premium so it solely benefits eligible pupils. For example, we can spend it on pupils who do not get free school meals but have or have had a social worker act as a carer.

We have included tables in our Pupil Premium report to parents for you to see the how this funding has helped to raise the attainment of children in Key stage 1 and 2. Click on the links below to view how we spend ours.