The pupil premium is an element of school funding aimed at narrowing the gap in attainment between certain groups of pupils.
In 2013/14 the pupil premium was £600 for each pupil eligible for free school meals.
In 2014/15 the amount per pupil eligible for free school meals is raised to £1300.
Schools have a duty to report how they are using the pupil premium allocation each year. This money is used to fund, or partially fund, the following activities and support, to enhance the learning of those pupils who have been in receipt of free school meals in the past 6 years.
•Additional staffing for one to one tuition in core subject areas.
•Additional staffing in early intervention and small booster/ study group classes.
•Parental involvement classes
•Extra curricular sports clubs
•Funding support for educational trips and clubs
•Spending on extra IT equipment
We carefully monitor the progress of children through regular pupil progress meetings with teaching staff and support is put in place where appropriate to boost progress and raise attainment.
Our spending strategy for 2016/17 can be found here: 2016/17 Pupil Premium