The Pupil Premium Fund was introduced by the Government in 2011. The Pupil Premium is additional funding given to publicly funded school in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.
The Pupil Premium is paid to schools as they are best placed to assess what additional provision their pupils need. Ofsted inspections report on how schools’ use of the funding affects the attainment of their disadvantaged pupils. They also hold schools to account through performance tables, which include data on:
- The attainment of the pupils who attract the funding.
- The progress made by these pupils.
- The gap in attainment between disadvantaged pupils and their peers.
Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit. However, we are held accountable for how we use the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families.
The pupil premium spend is planned for carefully in order to ensure best value.
Pupil Premium Reviews: February 2017 and July 2017