What is the Pupil Premium?
Pupil Premium is funding allocated to children from low-income families who are currently known to be eligible for Pupil Premium (PP) in both mainstream and non-mainstream settings, service children and children who have been adopted from care or looked after continuously for more than six months.
What is the purpose of Pupil Premium funding?
Here is some information from the Department of Education about the Pupil Premium:
The Government believes that the Pupil Premium (PP), which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children who are being raised in low-income families, service children, looked after children and their wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.
- It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools per FSM pupil, Service children or Adopted from care children is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.
- For pupils from low-income families in non-mainstream settings, it is for the local authority to decide how to allocate the Pupil Premium. For instance it could be allocated to the setting where they are being educated, or held by the local authority to spend specifically on additional educational support to raise the standard of attainment for these pupils. The authority must consult non-mainstream settings about how the Premium for these pupils should be used.
- Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit. However they will be held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families. New measures are included in the performance tables that capture the achievement of those deprived pupils covered by the Pupil Premium. As of September 2012, schools have to publish online information about how they have used the Premium. This will ensure that parents and others are made fully aware of the attainment of pupils covered by the Premium.
How is the Pupil Premium funding used at Fleet Infant School?
Each year we plan and evaluate how the Pupil Premium funding is spent, and the impact it has had. We aim to narrow the gap in attainment between Pupil Premium children and non-Pupil Premium children and to ensure that Pupil Premium children have access to a range of support and experiences.
Please see the documents below for more information: