The Government introduced the Pupil Premium in 2011 to provide additional school funding for those children classed as having deprived backgrounds, and also those who had been looked after (by a local authority) for more than six months. In addition, the Service Premium was introduced for children whose parent(s) are, or have since 2011, served in the armed forces.
Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit, but are held accountable for how they use the funding to support pupils from low-income families. Since September 2012, there has been a requirement to publish on the school’s website information about how the Pupil Premium has been spent. This allows parents and others to be fully aware of the attainment of pupils covered by this funding and the extra support that they receive.
Pupil Premium at The Greville Primary School
- We aim to create an education where children are inspired and nurtured in order to achieve in many ways. Teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all pupils
- Appropriate and targeted provision is made for children from vulnerable groups and we aim to ensure that the needs of disadvantaged children are correctly assessed and addressed.
- In making provision for disadvantaged children, we understand and recognise that not all pupils who are in receipt of free school meals are socially disadvantaged.
- We understand that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals. We therefore reserve the right to allocate Pupil Premium funding to support pupils or groups of pupils we have identified as being disadvantaged.
- Pupil Premium funding is allocated once need has been assessed. By necessity, limited funding and resources mean that not all children receiving Pupil Premium will be in receipt of interventions at one time.