What is it?
Pupil Premium is additional funding for schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.
Schools will also receive Pupil Premium allocation for each pupil who has left local-authority care because of one of the following reasons:
- a special guardianship order
- a child arrangements order
- a residence order
The Pupil Premium is an allocation of additional funding provided to schools to support specific groups of children who are vulnerable to possible underachievement. These include pupils who are entitled to free school meals; those looked after by the local authority and children of armed service personnel.
All schools are required to report on the amount of funding received and how this is being used. Once information is available, the impact of the funding should also be reported.
The purpose of the Pupil Premium funding is to raise the achievement and aspirations of disadvantaged groups of children. Pupil Premium is intended to help schools to provide targeted support to improve the life chances of children and young people who face additional challenges in their lives so that they can reach their full potential.
Our key objective in using the Pupil Premium Grant is to narrow the gap between pupil groups.
- For children who start school with low attainment, our aim is to ensure that they make accelerated progress in order to reach age related expectations (ARE) or better this year and as they move through school.
- For other children, we aim to ensure that every child reaches their potential and attains the highest standard that they can.
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