What is the Pupil Premium?
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 (FSM) and their wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.
Pupil Premium is given to all schools so that they can support their disadvantaged pupils and close the attainment gap. The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 and is allocated to schools to work with pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years (known as ‘Ever 6 FSM’), armed forces children, and children looked after by the Local Authority (LAC). From April 2014, children who have been adopted are also entitled to receive funding.
It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools, is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.
What are the objectives of Pupil Premium at Broad Oak Primary School?
- To ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all of the pupils.
- To ensure that appropriate provision is made for socially disadvantaged pupils and that their needs are adequately assessed and addressed.
- To ensure provision for socially disadvantaged pupils, recognising that not all pupils who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged.
- Recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals. We reserve the right to use Pupil Premium resources to support any pupil or groups of pupils to continue to close the attainment gap.
- Allocate Pupil Premium funding so that it closes the gap in a targeted way that meets the needs of classes, groups or individuals by using appropriate focussed interventions.
- To consider the use of the pupil premium for enrichment and wellbeing.
The reports below set out how Broad Oak Primary has used its Pupil Premium Grant to provide support to our pupils and includes; details of the PPG received and the proportion of funding received for each category; a summary of the grant expenditure during the financial year 2017/18 and a set of indicators which illustrate the impact of the PPG funding in the financial years 2014/15, 2015/16 & 2016/17.