What is the Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium is funding allocated to schools for the specific purpose of boosting the attainment of children from low income families. Funding is allocated to schools to work with pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years. Schools also receive funding for children who have been looked after continuously for more than 6 months, and children of service personnel.
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 children eligible for free school meals and their peers, by ensuring that funding 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 online information about how we have used the premium.
Please find below our Plans and evaluations of Pupil Premium Funding.
Pupil Premium strategy review is termly by governors through a detailed data analysis by the Headteacher to Governors.
Pupil Premium gaps and performance are analysed by the Standards Committee of the West Somerset Academies Trust too.