The pupil premium is allocated to schools for the following:
The DFE offer the following guidance:
In most cases the pupil premium is allocated to schools and is clearly identifiable. It is for schools to decide how the pupil premium, allocated to schools per FSM pupil, is spent, since they are the best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.
However they also state that:
Schools are free to spend the pupil premium as they see fit. However, they will be held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support pupils from low income families.
The purpose of this report is to inform parents, carers and governors how much pupil premium the school received for 2012- 2016, how it was spent and the impact it on pupils’ achievement. The report also explains how the pupil premium for 2016-2017 will be used
Closing the Gap- Pupil Premium 2017-18 Analysis
|Pupil Premium-38 pupils||Non pupil Premium -13 pupils||Gap|
|% of students making expected or better progress sin English Reading||86%||69%||+17%|
|% of students making expected or better progress sin English- Writing||86%||76%||+10%|
|% of students making expected or better progress sin Maths||81%||100%||-19%|
The percentage of pupil premium children making progress has improved for the past two years. In 2016/17 pupils entitled to pupil premium outperformed non pupil premium pupil in both English Reading and Writing. The gap has widened in Maths but pupil premium progress increased by 11%.