Our Pupil Premium Support
The Pupil Premium is additional funding received by schools for each pupil from disadvantaged families or backgrounds. It is allocated to schools based on the number of children who come from low-income families – this is defined as “those who are currently known to be eligible for free school meals”. It’s important to know that a pupil does not need to have a school dinner, but the parents / carers must have applied and be entitled if they wanted one.
It also includes:
Pupils who have been eligible for free school meals (FSM), at any point in the last six years, (even if it was only for one day); children who have been 'looked after' continuously for more than six months. This money is for schools to decide how to use but should be spent in order to improve the educational outcomes for children from less privileged backgrounds.
This is a government key education policy. It’s based on findings that show that, as a group, children who have been eligible for free school meals at any point in time have consistently lower educational attainment than those who have never been eligible for FSM.
Find out more about whether your child might be eligible at http://www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/education-and-learning/school-transport-and-free-school-meals/apply-for-free-school-meals – even if you choose not to have a school dinner, the pupil premium will benefit the pupil and the school.
The Pupil Premium strategy statements below details our school’s use of Pupil Premium and Recovery Premium Funding to help improve the attainment of our disadvantaged pupils. It outlines our Pupil Premium strategy, how we intend to spend the funding in this academic year and the effect that last year’s spending of Pupil Premium had within our school.