Pupil Premium funding is a National Government initiative that was introduced in April 2011. It is additional funding given to schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils.
Funding is calculated on the number of pupils receiving free school meals (including those that have received FSM over the previous 6 years), children in care and service families.
How should the grant be spent?
The grant may be spent in the following ways:
- for the purposes of the school; that is, for the educational benefit of pupils registered at that school
- for the benefit of pupils registered at other maintained schools or academies
- on community services whose provision furthers the benefit of pupils at the school
Source: Department for Education - Pupil Premium: conditions of grant 2021 to 2022
At Hillbourne Primary School, we seek:
- To ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all of the pupils
- To ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups, this includes ensuring that the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are adequately assessed and addressed
- In making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils, we recognise that not all pupils who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged
- We also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals. We reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil or groups of pupils the school has legitimately identified as being in need of intervention and support
- Pupil premium funding will be allocated following a needs analysis, which will identify priority classes, groups or individuals