What is the purpose of Pupil Premium?
“Pupil premium is funding to improve education outcomes for disadvantaged pupils in schools in England. Evidence shows that disadvantaged children generally face additional challenges in reaching their potential at school and often do not perform as well as other pupils” – Department for Education
How are Pupil Premium funds calculated?
All Pupil Premium funding is calculated by the government. By visiting this government webpage, you can see the most up-to-date figures on what is being provided to schools. It is important to note that the Pupil Premium funds are provided to the academy (or in some instances the local authority), not parents/carers. The Department for Education stipulates that funds are not a personal budget for individual pupils. Further information is available on this government webpage.
How do we decide how to spend the Pupil Premium Grant?
In deciding how to use our Pupil Premium Grant, we draw upon the following sources. It should be noted that these sources are not listed in any particular order.
- Department for Education publications and guidance
- Research by the Sutton Trust
- Research by the Education Endowment Foundation
- Analysis of our school context, and the needs of the local community
- Review of previous academic year spending
- The expertise and experience of school leaders
Pupil Premium Reports
Our annual Pupil Premium expenditure reports are published below: