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Pupil Premium

The information below outlines how we use the Pupil Premium Money to support the learning of children in our school

What is Pupil Premium? - The National Picture

The Pupil Premium was introduced by the Government in April 2011. It was designed to give additional money to support schools in raising the attainment of children who receive free school meals, children whose parents serve in the Armed Forces, children who are adopted and those  in local authority care. These groups of children have been identified nationally as achieving at a lower level than children from less disadvantaged backgrounds. 

The purpose of the Pupil Premium is to help schools to provide targeted support for vulnerable children- not necessarily just children who qualify for FSM.

“It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools…. is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.” (Source – DfE website)

The funding is therefore given to schools to spend as they think best, although there is a requirement to publish online how this money is spent

Pupil Premium at Flax Bourton Primary School

We are committed to ensuring all our children make the best possible progress. We track the achievement of every child on a regular basis and do all we can to make sure each child achieves their potential. We also have a duty to ensure that no group of children are disadvantaged due to their gender, ethnic origin or family income or background.

The Pupil Premium funding has allowed us to continue and extend what we already do - to monitor children’s progress and to give additional support when required. It has enabled us to maintain our levels of learning support staff beyond the provision of our core school budget. 

Please see below documents for you to download and read to find out how we spend our Pupil Premium Grant (PPG)

Pupil Premium - Effective use and accountability