Pupil Premium Allocation
The government require us to report on the school’s allocation from the Pupil Premium grant in respect of the current academic year; details of how it is intended that the allocation will be spent; details of how the previous academic year’s allocation was spent, and the effect of this expenditure on the educational attainment of those pupils at the school in respect of whom grant funding was allocated.
The Pupil Premium is designed to ensure that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most. The funding is allocated to Local Authorities and schools with pupils from Reception to Y11 who are eligible for free school meals (FSM), are looked after or have parents currently in the Armed Forces. In 2011/12 the funding allocated was £488 per child, £300 for children of Armed Forces families. This rose to £600 and £250 respectively in 2012/13. From April 2012 the coverage of the Premium was widened to include those eligible for FSM at any point in the last six years. The value of the premium is currently £1320.