Pupil Premium funding is money specifically set aside by the Government to target the attainment gap between pupils from deprived backgrounds and their more affluent peers. This gap persists through all stages of education, including entry into higher education.
These are the categories of pupils eligible for Pupil Premium funding in Primary schools:
At Earlsmead, we are very keen to ensure every child, whatever their background, has the opportunity to do well. Throughout the year as pupils are assessed, progress and attainment are discussed, and additional support is put in place to narrow gaps. The added complexity at Earlsmead is that throughout the year, lots of pupils join from all over the UK and indeed the world; and lots of pupils leave too!
It is for schools to decide how the pupil premium allocated to their school is spent. The impact of this spending is then assessed throughout the year in order to inform the next year’s spending.