These include children:
Nationally, the statistics show that pupils who are in receipt of FSM, do less well than their peers in exams, for example: SATs. All schools are therefore required to report on the amount of funding received and how this is being used; alongside the impact of the funding, once available.
The pupil premium is a grant given to schools to close the attainment gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers, and to support pupils with parents in the armed forces (this part of it is also known as the service premium).
Schools receive money for each pupil of compulsory school age who fits the eligibility criteria. There are six categories of eligibility, with different amounts of funding attached.
The school will use the grant to support these groups, which comprise pupils with a range of different abilities, to narrow any achievement gaps between them and their peers.
We also recognise that not all pupils eligible for pupil premium funding will have lower attainment than their peers. In such cases, the grant will be used to help improve pupils’ progress and attainment so that they can reach their full potential.
Please see below the evaluated strategy for 2020-2021 and the new strategy for 2021-2022.