Our school receives additional funding via the Pupil Premium to help ensure that all groups of children have the opportunity to achieve well. Funding is linked to the number of pupils who are eligible to receive free school meals or are ‘Looked After’ or belong to ‘Service Families.’ This does not include those in receipt of Universal Free School Meals in Key Stage 1.
The DfE guidance states that schools are free to spend their Pupil Premium allocation as they see fit since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility. However they also remind schools that they are accountable for the impact of this spending.
The following report provides information on how we spent our Pupil Premium funding in 2016-17 and the impact that it had. It also outlines how we intend to use our Pupil Premium funding for the year 2017-18.