Pupil Premium Funding is in addition to the funding received in the main school budget. It is intended to address inequalities between children eligible for FSM and their peers, by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most. It is also available for children who have a guardianship or residency order; for any adopted children or children from Service families.
The amount of Pupil Premium for each claimant is currently £1300. We only have a few Pupil Premium children at school and as a result do not receive as much funding as some other schools. It is really important therefore that every eligible child is accounted for so we can maintain the highest levels of support for all children.
We ask that every family completes the checking form in strictest confidence. We will provide forms if you pop into the office. You may not be eligible at the moment but you may find that your circumstances change and if we have your details we can access funding more easily.
The DfE expects all schools to report on their use of the Pupil Premium and its impact.
Frequently asked questions are answered on the Department for Education website www.education.gov.uk/pupilsupport