What is Pupil Premium?
The pupil premium grant, introduced in 2011, was designed to address inequality by giving every school and teacher the resources they need to help their most disadvantaged pupils, allowing them the freedom to respond appropriately to individual circumstances.
The purpose of the Pupil Premium Grant is to provide funding in order to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and “close the gap” with their peers.
Eligibility for the pupil premium grant for 2015 to 2016 includes pupils who have received free school meals (FSM) in any of the previous 6 years and those first known to be eligible at January 2015. It is also aimed at children who are looked after (LAC) and at children who were eligible for the service child premium in any of the previous 4 years or currently, according to the school census data. Despite concerns about deprivation of families at the school, there are a very low number of pupils benefiting from the Pupil Premium Grant and the school is constantly looking at ways to encourage families to apply.
At St John Fisher Primary School, the grant is spent in a variety of ways. The range of provision includes
- Facilitating pupils’ access to education
- Facilitating pupils' access to broader curriculum opportunities
- Additional teaching and learning opportunities
- Alternative support and intervention
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