What is the Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium is an additional layer of funding received by schools. The amount allocated is linked directly to the number of pupils eligible for Free School Meals and the number of pupils whose families work in the Armed Services.
At The Edward Richardson Primary School, we want all our children to achieve well. We do this by providing high quality classroom teaching, supplemented by interventions to support vulnerable learners as and when required.
Pupil Premium is allocated to children from families in the following circumstances:
- Children who are currently known to be eligible for Free School Meals (FSM),
- Pupils who have been eligible for FSM at any point in the last 6 years (Disadvantaged),
- Children who have been adopted from local authority care and
- Children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months.
- A Service Premium is also in place for children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces. This premium is designed to address the emotional and social well-being of these pupils.
How does the school use the Premium to meet the needs of pupils?
It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent and we consider the individual needs of pupils when looking at and planning the type of provision required. We have published below our Pupil Premium Strategy for 2018-19. This will inform you about the amount that we are allocated, barriers faced by eligible pupils, how the funding is to be spent, how impact will be measured and the date the strategy will be reviewed. This also includes a section on our allocation for 2017-18, detailing how it was spent and the impact on eligible pupils. Our key objective in using the Pupil Premium is to ensure that all children meet at least national levels of expectation.