Pupil Premium Funding
The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities and to close the gaps between them and their peers.
Pupil premium funding is available to:
- schools maintained by the local authority, including:
- special schools, for children with special educational needs or disabilities
- pupil referral units (PRUs), for children who can’t go to a mainstream school
- academies and free schools, including:
- special academies, for children with special educational needs or disabilities
- alternative provision (AP) academies, for children who can’t go to a mainstream school
- voluntary-sector AP, with local authority agreement
Barriers to future attainment (for students eligible for pupil premium).
In-school barriers (issues to be addressed in school).
• Poor levels of literacy in comparison with their peers inhibits progress across the curriculum.
• Deficits in cultural and social capital.
• Lower levels of effort in class and home learning.
• Risk of exclusion.
External barriers (issues which also require action outside school)
• Lower rates of attendance.
• High levels of SEMH associated with experiences linked to socio economic deprivation.
Schools must publish annually an evaluation of their pupil premium spending for the academic year and also plans spending for the new academic year.
Please see below for further information.
Date of next review: Sept 2020