Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 and is allocated as a fixed amount per pupil on Free School Meals. The funding is aimed at supporting children from low-income families. This academic year 2019/2020, the amount per pupil is £1,320. Additionally, we receive £2,300 for pupils designated Looked After Children (LAC). Pupil Premium allows us to help close the gap between children whose families are on low incomes and those who are not. The effective use of this funding shows that children from all backgrounds can achieve high standards.
The Governors of the school recognise that not all pupils who receive Free School Meals will be socially disadvantaged. They also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals. The Governors reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil or groups of pupils the school has legitimately identified as being socially disadvantaged.