What is Pupil Premium Funding?
Pupil Premium Funding was introduced by the Government to enable schools to tackle inequalities between specific groups of children. The amount of Pupil Premium Funding allocated to a school is dependent upon the number of pupils eligible to receive Free School Meals (FSM) and Looked After Children (LAC). Pupil Premium Funding is also allocated for pupils who have parents currently serving in the Armed Forces. The number includes all those children who have been eligible in the last 6 years, known as “ever 6” children as well as those eligible this school year.
Purpose of the funding
Pupil Premium Funding, which is in addition to main school funding, is used to enable schools close any academic gaps there may be between FSM, LAC and Forces children and their peers. Schools can choose how best to tackle these gaps and how best to utilise the Pupil Premium Funding they are allocated. Schools monitor the impact of the funding, comparing end of Keystage 2 results for those eligible for funding and their peers.
Click on the links below to see the impact of funding on KS2 results
At Fairstead Primary School, we use our Pupil Premium Funding to provide tailored Literacy and Numeracy support for those children that are eligible for funding.
Click on the links to see how we used our Pupil Premium Funding