Pupil Premium is an additional sum of funding granted to school, with the aim of narrowing the gap in educational attainment between those eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) and their wealthier peers. Parents - please contact the school office if you believe you may be eligible for Free School Meals – it can help your weekly finances as well as the school's ability to fund additional provision for your child.
The Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) per pupil for 2018 to 2019 is as follows:
|Disadvantaged Pupils||Pupil Premium per pupil|
|Pupils in year groups Reception to Year 6 recorded as Ever 6 free school meals||£1,320|
|Looked-after children (LAC) defined in the Children Act 1989 as one who is in the care of, or provided with accommodation by, an English local authority||£2,300|
The Government believes that mainstream schools are best positioned to themselves decide how this money should be allocated. Schools are therefore free to decide on the strategies and interventions which can improve the progress and attainment of pupils from these more disadvantaged backgrounds.