The Pupil Premium is funding allocated to schools in addition to main school funding.
The Pupil Premium Strategy Statement details our school’s use of pupil premium (and recovery premium for the 2022 to 2023 academic year) funding to help improve the attainment of our disadvantaged pupils. It outlines our pupil premium strategy, how we intend to spend the funding in this academic year and the effect that last year’s spending of pupil premium had within the Academy. The strategy is for a three year cycle and will be reviewed on a yearly basis.
The additional funding is designed to diminish the difference between students from disadvantaged families and their peers, where this exists. Schools can choose how to target these additional funds in order to meet the needs of students at risk of under-achieving based on their circumstances.
The Department of Education states, ‘It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium allocated to schools per Free School Meal pupil (those families on income support), is spent since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.’
All schools are required to publish online information about how they have used the Premium and its impact on the attainment of pupils covered by the Premium.
The Academy is a school where children can achieve their maximum potentialEmyr Fairburn Founding Head Teacher