Pupil Premium is additional funding provided to schools for supporting children who are at a greater risk of under-achievement.
Children eligible for Pupil Premium include:
- Children who are in the care of the local authority (known as Looked after Children)
- Children adopted from care
- a Special Guardianship Order
- a Residence Order
- Children whose family qualify for, or have qualified for in the past six years, free school meals by household income
- Children of armed services personnel
Terms in which the Pupil Premium Grant is allocated to school:
The grant may be spent in the following ways:
- For the purposes of the school ie for the educational benefit of pupils registered at the school.
- For the benefit of pupils registered at other maintained schools or academies.
- On community facilities e.g. services whose provision furthers any charitable purpose for the benefit of pupils at the school or their families, or people who live or work in the locality in which the school is situated.
The grant does not have to be completely spent by schools in the financial year in which it is received; some or all of it may be carried forward to future financial years.
- We ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all pupils
- We ensure that children belonging to vulnerable groups, including those from socially disadvantaged backgrounds, are adequately assessed and provision is made to meet their needs
- In making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils, we recognise that not all pupils who receive free schools meals will be socially disadvantaged
- We also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged will be in receipt of free school meals. We therefore reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium funding to support any groups of pupils that the school deems to be socially disadvantaged
All the work through pupil premium is aimed at accelerating progress, moving children to at least age related expectation; essentially this is in English and Mathematics. Pupil premium resources may also be used to target able children who are eligible for funding to achieve Greater Depth within the expected standard at the end of KS1 and KS2. We publish information on how we have used the pupil premium grant to address the issue of “narrowing the gap” for socially disadvantaged pupils.
The number of children eligible for the pupil premium grant at Melbourne CPS is relatively small therefore each child is very well known which enables us to quickly identify their individual needs.
The link below takes you to the Department for Education website where you can find further information regarding Pupil Premium.