What is Pupil Premium?
Pupil Premium is funding allocated to schools to address underlying inequalities between identified groups of children and their peers. Pupil Premium provides additional funding annually on top of the main funding a school receives.
It is targeted at students from disadvantaged backgrounds to ensure they benefit from the same opportunities as all students.
The Pupil Premium grant received by school is comprised of income for:
- Children who are in receipt of Free School Meals (FSM), or were in receipt of FSM up to six years previously
- Children who have been continuously looked after for the past six months
- Children who have left care under the Adoption and
- Children Act 2002 or who have left care under a Special
- Guardianship or Residence Order
- Children whose parent / parents are currently serving in the armed forces have left service up to six years previously
- School can only receive Pupil Premium funding where parents have informed school of their eligibility. If you think you are eligible for any of the above criteria, please contact the school office. For more information about Free School Meals eligibility, please click here.
Why do we need Pupil Premium?
Students who have been eligible for FSM at any point in their school career have consistently lower educational attainment than those who have never been eligible. In 2009-10, GCSE statistics showed that around a third of students who have been on FSM in the previous six years achieved five or more A*- C grades, compared to more than two thirds of their fellow students. Additional funding received from the Pupil Premium grant is utilised to close this gap.
Early Years Pupil Premium
An additional Pupil Premium grant is also give for children in nurseries. If your child is currently in our Nursery, please complete this form to check your eligibility.
Pupil Premium Spending and Impact
How the Pupil Premium is spent is monitored closely and all schools are accountable for the impact of the money spent. At King Edward Primary, we pride ourselves on using the Pupil Premium to support our students with a specific focus on basic skills, emotional well being and family support, engagement and attendance, ensuring the best life opportunities for all students.
To monitor progress on attainment, new measures are included in the performance tables that will capture the achievement of students covered by the Pupil Premium. However the data does not show other factors, for example where children covered by Pupil Premium also have Special Educational Needs and Disabilities which will have an impact on data for some children or year groups. At King Edward Primary, the usual cycle of data collection and the monitoring and tracking of the cohort’s attainment will be used to inform student progress and enable the early identification of need, support and appropriate intervention.