What is Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium provides additional funding on top of the main funding a school receives. It is targeted at students from disadvantaged backgrounds to ensure they benefit from the same opportunities as students from less deprived families. From September 2015 the premium is worth £1,320 and goes to students who at any point in the past 6 years have been in receipt of Free School Meals (FSM). £1,900 goes to any student who has been continuously looked after for the past six months or who has been adopted from care under the Adoption and Children Act 2002 or who has left care under a Special Guardianship or Residence Order; finally £300 goes to students whose parent/parents are currently serving in the armed forces or are in receipt of a pension from the MoD.
How the Pupil Premium is spent is monitored closely with all schools accountable for the impact of the money spent. At Flore C of E Primary School we pride ourselves on utilising the Pupil Premium to support our students with a specific focus on English, Maths and Social and Emotional support to maximise the life opportunities for all students.
Why is there Pupil Premium?
In 2011, the Pupil Premium was introduced by the coalition government. Its aims were twofold: to improve outcomes for disadvantaged learners; and to narrow the attainment gap between them and their more affluent peers.