The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their peers, by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.
Our key principles for using Pupil Premium are:
1. The school never confuses eligibility for pupil premium with low ability, focusing upon supporting disadvantaged pupils to achieve the highest levels.
2. The school aims to deliver bespoke intervention packages rather than buying schemes which take a 'one-size-fits-all' approach.
3. The school uses national research evidence to inform the allocation of funding, choosing activities that are proven to have an impact upon achievement.
4. The school aims to secure value for money by seeking 'low cost, high impact' strategies whenever possible.
Please read the documents below which give details of our Pupil Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.