The Pupil Premium is allocated to schools based upon the number of children from low-income families who are currently known to be eligible for free school meals or have been eligible over the last six years. It also includes children who have been looked after by the local authority or children who have a parent working for the armed services. The service premium is designed to address the emotional and social well-being of these pupils. Pupil Premium funding is provided for the specific purpose of increasing the attainment and progress of these groups of children.
Rationale informing our Pupil Premium Strategy
Each year the staff consider the impact of our Pupil Premium Strategy and evaluate the outcomes for pupils in their class and cohort. We look at data from local schools and from schools nationally. We have sought advice from other schools, where the Pupil premium Strategy is making a greater impact on the attainment and progress of their children. We also use research to inform our decision making progress. Our current strategy is informed by The Pupil Premium Sutton Trust Research, research by Sir John Dunford and research available from the Key.