Pupil Premium Funding
The Pupil Premium is an allocation of funding from central government to support children who may be vulnerable to under-achievement. This additional funding is aimed at addressing the underlying inequalities which exist between children from disadvantaged backgrounds and their peers.
The amount of additional funding received by each school is dependent on the number of children who meet the following criteria:
- pupils who are recorded as eligible for free school meals, or have been recorded as eligible in the past 6 years, including eligible children of families who have no recourse to public funds (NRPF)
- children looked after by local authorities, referred to as looked-after children
- children previously looked after by a local authority or other state care, referred to as previously looked-after children
Schools are required to report on the progress of this group of children and to demonstrate how they are using the Pupil Premium funding and the impact it is having.
At our school, the use of the pupil premium is personalised to meet the needs of the children who are entitled to support, such as 1-1 tuition, additional LSA support and intervention groups, Learning Mentor support, speech and language assistants, Family Support and counselling. The money can also be used towards school uniform, music tuition, wraparound care, school trip funding and more!
If any families think they may be eligible for free school meals, and therefore Pupil Premium funding, please use the Essex Free School Meals Checker at https://essex-self.achieveservice.com/service/Free_School_Meals_application. Alternatively, speak to the School Office team who will be more than happy to help run a confidential check.