Pupil Premium

Pupil premium is funding to improve education outcomes for disadvantaged pupils in schools in England. Evidence shows that disadvantaged children generally face additional challenges in reaching their potential at school and often do not perform as well as other pupils.

The following schools are allocated pupil premium funding based on the number of eligible pupils who attend.

Local authority-maintained schools including:

  • mainstream infant, primary, middle, junior, secondary and all-through schools serving children aged 5 to 16

  • schools for children with special educational needs or disabilities

  • pupil referral units (PRUs), for children who do not go to a mainstream school

 

Academies, free schools and non-maintained special schools including:

  • mainstream academies serving pupils aged 5 to 16

  • academies and non-maintained special schools for children with special educational needs or disabilities

  • alternative provision (AP) academies, for children who do not go to a mainstream school

 

School leaders are best placed to assess their pupils’ needs and use the funding to improve attainment, drawing on evidence of effective practice. It is up to school leaders to decide how to spend the pupil premium.

 

Evidence suggests that pupil premium spending is most effective when schools use a tiered approach, targeting spending across 3 areas, with a particular focus on teaching.

 

1. Teaching - Investing in high-quality teaching

2. Targeted academic support - Additional support for some pupils focussed on their specific needs.

3. Wider approaches - Support for non-academic issues that impact success in school, such as attendance, behaviour and social and emotional challenges.

 

For the academic year 2021 – 2022, all schools are required to publish their Pupil Premium Strategy.

Click here to see our 2021-2024 Pupil Premium Strategy

Click here to see the review of our 2019/2020 PP spend 

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