How Pupil Premium Funding is Spent to Support Children within our School
Pupil premium is a sum of money given to schools each year by the Government to support the education of disadvantaged children. The funding is used to directly benefit the children who are eligible, helping to narrow the gap between them and their classmates.
Primary schools are given a pupil premium for:
- Children in Reception to Year 6 who are, or have ever been, entitled to free school meals based on their family income: £1345 per pupil, per school year.
- Children in care: £2345 per pupil, per school year.
- Children previously in care who have been adopted, or who have a special guardianship order, a child arrangements order or a residence order: £2345 per pupil, per school year.
- Children recorded as being from service families: £310 per pupil, per school year.
Schools can choose how to spend their pupil premium money, as they are best placed to identify what would be of most benefit to the children who are eligible.
Common ways in which schools spend their pupil premium fund include:
- Extra one-to-one or small-group support for children within the classroom.
- Employing extra teaching assistants to work with classes.
- Running catch-up sessions before or after school, for example for children who need extra help with maths or literacy.
- Running a school breakfast club to improve attendance.
- Providing extra tuition for able children.
- Providing music lessons for children whose families would be unable to pay for them.
- Funding educational trips and visits.
- Paying for additional help such as speech and language therapy or family therapy.
- Funding English classes for children who speak another language at home.
- Investing in resources that boost children’s learning, such as laptops or tablets.
For full details of how pupil premium funding is used at our school, please click on the link at the top of the page (Pupil Premium Strategy).