What is the Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium grant to schools refers to additional funding given to schools to support the students on its roll who come from a services family, are in care and those who receive, or have received in the last six years (Ever 6), free school meals (FSM). Schools are expected to use the Pupil Premium to support the progress of these students and are required to publish information on how the Pupil Premium is being spent, together with an evaluation of the impact it is having on the progress and achievement of Pupil Premium students.
How is Pupil Premium funding being used to increase progress?
The Pupil Premium is spent in a number of ways, the impact of which is clearly evaluated. As well as looking at the overall impact of the funding on Pupil Premium students, we also measure the effectiveness of provisions and interventions put in place to support individual students. The impact of each provision funded by the Pupil Premium is evaluated by analysing the achievement and engagement in learning of the students receiving the provision. This evaluation takes place each half term after a new data entry. This enables both the short and longer term tracking of the impact of each provision.