What is Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium is funding that we receive to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils. St Matthew’s receive extra funding for each pupil that meets the criteria below:
- Every child currently registered as eligible for free school meals (FSM)
- Every child who has been eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years
- Children who have been looked after for 6 months or longer (LAC)
- Children who have a parent currently serving in the armed forces
This year, 2016/2017 – funding for each of the pupils meeting the criteria above is £935.
This year 2016/2017 – Total figure of £455,345
The Pupil Premium is paid directly to St Matthew’s as we are best placed to assess what additional provision our pupils need. Ofsted inspections will report on our use of the funding, and how this positively effects the attainment of disadvantaged pupils. We will be expected to show that the spending of the pupil premium:
Increases the attainment of disadvantaged pupils
Increases the progress made by disadvantaged pupils
Reduces the gap in attainment between disadvantaged pupils and their non-disadvantaged peers