What is it?
The pupil premium is funding allocated to schools for the specific purpose of boosting the attainment of pupils from low-income families. Funding is based on children who have registered for a free school meal at any point in the last 6 years, children that are in care or adopted and children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces.
Why has it been introduced?
The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between disadvantaged children and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most. Whilst schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit we are required to publish this online.
For the academic year September 2014 to July 2015 our school received £71,500 of Pupil Premium funding. For the financial year April 2015 to March 2016 our school received £51,800 , this is a significant decrease from previous years. From April 2016 to March 2017 we received £46,200 and it is anticipated we shall receive £46,200 April 2017 to March 2018 . The percentage of our pupils known to be eligible for free school meals is: 20%. The national percentage is 26.7% (Primary) and 31.7% (Derby City). We are therefore below National and Local average, this is because many of our International New Arrivals are not eligible to apply yet and with the introduction of Universal Free School Meals has meant many parents do not feel the need to nor wish to apply.
This year we plan to use the Pupil Premium as follows:
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