Pupil premium is additional funding received by schools to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers. Findings show that children who are eligible for pupil premium funding generally have lower educational attainment than their peers.
Pupil Premium funding (PPG) is available for any pupil who:
- currently, or at any point in the last six years, has been eligible for free school meals (FSM);
- were looked after by an English or Welsh local authority immediately before being adopted, or who left local authority care on a special guardianship order or child arrangements order (previously known as a residence order). Known as post-LAC.
- currently, or at any point in the last six years, have had a parent who served in the armed forces.
The level of PPG for 2019-2020 is £1,320 per child from reception to year 6 and £2,300 per post-LAC. This money is spent to improve the educational attainment of these children, thus improving their life chances.
The Pupil Premium is additional to main school funding and it will be used by this school to address any underlying inequalities between children eligible by ensuring that funding reaches the pupils who need it most.
Objectives for Pupil Premium in this School
- The Pupil Premium will be used to provide additional educational support to improve the progress and to raise the standard of achievement for these pupils
- The funding will be used to narrow and close the gap between the achievement of these pupils and their peers
- As far as its powers allow the school will use the additional funding to address any underlying inequalities between children eligible for Pupils Premium and others
- We will ensure that the additional funding reaches the pupils who need it most and that it makes a significant impact on their education and lives.
The headteacher and leadership team will regularly and rigorously monitor, evaluate and review the strategies we have put into place for Pupil Premium and report to the governing body on its progress and impact.
How has Meadowbank’s Pupil Premium Grant been spent and what impact has it had?