Pupil Premium is additional funding given by the Government to schools in England to raise the attainment of specific groups of children that fall into the following categories:
Schools are free to spend the pupil premium grant as they see fit. However, they will be held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support low-income families.
The grant may be spent in the following ways:
At the start of the year, parents of children who are eligible for the grant are reminded of this; they are given information about how their child is being supported and they are invited to come into school and talk to the class teacher if they want any further information. Parents then have the opportunity to review and discuss their child’s progress as part of our parent evening opportunities during the year. In addition, we operate an open-door policy which means that all staff are normally available after school to discuss more immediate concerns. We also provide a school report at the end of the year.