Pupil Premium is additional funding to the main school budget and is to be used to support disadvantaged pupils to ensure the national achievement gap between them and their peers closes.
Pupil Premium is allocated to any pupil currently on Free School Meals (FSM) or having been in receipt of FSM in the past 6 years.
It is for individual schools to decide how to best use the funding, since they are best placed to know what provision needs to be in place to support vulnerable pupils. However, schools are accountable for how they spend the money linked to the attainment and progress of Free School Meal children.
Amount of Funding
2011 - 2012 £21472
2012 - 2013 £53455
2013 - 2014 £83864
2014 - 2015 £114400
2015- 2016 £145000
2016- 2017 £161480
Reading, SPaG and maths show this group performing better than non disadvantaged nationally, so the gap has closed. This is both at ARE and GD. Writing shows gap closed at ARE. Greater depth shows attainment gap isn’t closed yet but progress is in line with national non disadvantaged.
Reading, writing and maths combined scores show that the attainment gap is closed at ARE and we were 1 percentage point off closing the gap at greater depth.