Pupil Premium Grant
Pupil Premium is allocated to schools to support specific groups of children who are vulnerable to possible underachievement. These include pupils who are entitled to free school meals, those looked after by the local authority and children of armed service personnel. Pupil Premium is used to enhance learning and give targeted support to raise achievements and attainment.
It is for schools to decide how Pupil Premium is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for their individual pupils. Whilst schools are free to spend Pupil Premium as they see fit, they will be held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support disadvantaged pupils.
From September 2012, all schools are required to report online the amount of funding received and how this is being used. Once information is available, the impact of the funding should also be reported. This will ensure that parents and others are made fully aware of the attainment of pupils covered by the Premium and the extra support that they receive.
The impact of Pupil Premium funding will be monitored by the Head Teacher and SENDCO. This is reviewed termly in Pupil Progress Meetings and Data Collections. At the End of the Academic Year, this information is presented to the Governing Body.
Pupil Premium will be reviewed annually.
For more details on Pupil Premium, please visit http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/pupilsupport/premium