What is Pupil Premium?
The government introduced the Pupil Premium Grant in April 2011
“The pupil premium is additional funding given to schools so that they can support their disadvantaged pupils and close the attainment gap between them and their peers.”
“The pupil premium is 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 pupil premium (ring fenced money) is paid to schools as they are best placed to assess what additional provision their pupils need.”
“Ofsted inspections report on how schools’ use of the funding affects the attainment of their disadvantaged pupils and hold schools to account through performance tables, which include data on:
the attainment of the pupils who attract the funding
the progress made by these pupils
the gap in attainment between disadvantaged pupils and their peers”
(Sourced from DFE website)
Who is eligible for pupil premium?
Ever 6 FSM
The pupil premium for 2020 to 2021 will include pupils recorded in the January 2020 school census who are known to have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) since May 2012, as well as those first known to be eligible at January 2020.
Children adopted from care or who have left care
The pupil premium for 2020 to 2021 will include pupils recorded in the January 2020 school census and alternative provision census who were looked after by an English or Welsh local authority immediately before being adopted, or who left local authority care on a special guardianship order or child arrangements order (previously known as a residence order). These are collectively referred to as post-LAC in these conditions of grant.
Ever 6 service child
For the purposes of these grant conditions, ever 6 service child means a pupil recorded in the January 2020 school census who was eligible for the service child premium since the January 2014 census as well as those recorded as a service child for the first time on the January 2020 school census.
Our Pupil Premium Provision at Cirencester Primary School
Our expectation is for every child to leave our school with a strong set of moral values, an inquisitive mind, high expectations of themselves, self-confidence, tolerance and respect for others, a healthy outlook and a range of valuable and transferable skills. The targeted and strategic use of the Pupil Premium grant will support us in achieving this vision.