Pupil Premium Funding
The Pupil Premium is part of the Social Mobility Strategy that aims to tackle unfairness at every stage of life with specific measures to improve social mobility from the foundation years to school and adulthood. A key component of the Social Mobility Strategy is “Closing the Gap” along with raising standards in all schools and raising aspirations for all children.
The Pupil Premium is allocated to schools based on the numbers of pupils who are known to be eligible for Free School Meals (FSM), and also includes pupils who have been eligible for FSM at any point within the previous six years. This is to enable additional funds to be available for children from low income families, who achieve less well, a better start in life, and to make an impact on attainment for those pupils, particularly in English and Mathematics. Schools also receive funding for children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months.
This funding has been used towards a number of school initiatives that are specifically designed to support all pupils, but in particular pupils from deprived backgrounds. The Government announced the latest increase in pupil premium rates from April 2022.
We anticipate a total allocation for the academic year 2022-23 of £31,381.
The total allocation for the academic year 2021-22 was £36,625.