Pupil Premium is a government funding allowance that is additional to the main funding schools receive. It was introduced in April 2011 to improve education outcomes for disadvantaged pupils in schools in England. It is used for the benefit of pupils who are eligible for free school meals, or have been eligible in the past six years, those who have been adopted from care or have left care and children who are looked after by the local authority. Evidence shows that these pupils generally face additional challenges in reaching their potential at school and often do not perform as well as other pupils.
Schools decide how they spend their Pupil Premium, as they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for individual pupils within their care to ensure it has the highest possible impact on attainment and success. Expenditure is monitored closely, with all schools accountable for the impact of the money spent.
For 2021-22, we received £271,220 in Pupil Premium funding allocation, with recovery funding and funding carried forward from previous years bringing the total to £377,895 for the academic year. For more information on our Pupil Premium, click on the links below.