The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011. The purpose of this funding is to address the attainment gap between vulnerable pupils and others.
In 2012-2013 schools were allocated Pupil Premium funding for children from low income families who were eligible for free school meals or who have been looked after continuously for more than six months.
The level of premium set for 2013-14 was £953 per pupil for pupils eligible for free school meals, pupils in care who had continuously been looked after for six months and pupils who have been eligible for free school meals at any point in the last six years.
Funding from 2014-15 was set at £1,300 per pupil for pupils eligible for free school meals and schools will also receive £1,900 for each looked after pupil.
For the academic year 2015-16 we received £312,940 consisting of £299,640 for pupils eligible and £13,300 for looked after children.
For the up-coming academic year 2016-17 we are set to received £311,398 consisting of £303,600 for eligible children and £7,798 for looked after children.
We are free to spend pupil premium as we see fit however we must demonstrate how this funding has a positive and clear impact on attainment for those pupils who are entitled. Click on the links at the bottom of the page to see how we are using this money to help support our children: