The Pupil Premium is additional funding to help schools close the attainment gap between children from low income and other disadvantaged families and their peers.
Who is eligible?
- Any child in receipt of Free School Meals (FSM)
- Any child who has previously received FSM in the last 6 years
- Any child who is in care or have been “looked after” for more than 6 months
- Any child whose parents are serving in the Armed Forces
How can the Pupil Premium be spent?“Schools will have the freedom to spend the Premium, which is additional to the underlying schools budget, in a way they think will best support the raising of attainment for the most vulnerable pupils.”(DFE website).
Headteachers and school leaders should decide how to use the Pupil Premium to meet the particular needs of their disadvantaged pupils, and will also be held accountable for the difference it makes. To learn how Wellow is currently using the Pupil Premium please follow the link at the side of this page.
At Wellow we monitor the progress and attainment of all children along with particular groups so that we can adjust our curriculum and support to raise standards.
The Department for Education (DfE) introduced the Service pupil premium (SPP) in April 2011 in recognition of the specific challenges children from service families face and as part of the commitment to delivering the armed forces covenant.
Further information about the Service Pupil Premium can be found at:
Service Pupil Premium: what you need to know - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)