What is Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium grant is funding provided to schools to close the attainment gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers.
A school will receive an amount of money for each pupil of compulsory school age who fits the eligibility criteria. In primary schools there are four categories of eligible pupil.
Each category attracts a different amount of funding.
The four categories are-
The grant can be spent as each school sees fit, as long as it is used to demonstrably improve the attainment of eligible pupils. Schools do not need to spend an equal amount on each pupil, or use the money for interventions that benefit only eligible pupils.
However, the grant should not be used to fund free school meals, as schools already receive funding for this through the dedicated schools grant.
In April 2015, an early year's pupil premium (EYPP) was introduced for disadvantaged children aged three and four years old. All Early Years providers eligible to receive early education funding are also eligible to receive the EYPP.
Kings Road Pupil Premium Pledge
Kings Road Primary School is committed to ensuring that each child eligible for pupil premium funding will receive approximately 1.5 hours targeted intervention per week. This is an average figure. The promise will be focused on outcomes rather than arbitrary timings. The statements and reviews below demonstrate how we allocate the funding for pupil premium.