What is the Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium is additional funding which is allocated to schools on the basis of the number of pupils who have been eligible for FSM at any point over the last six years (known as ‘Ever 6 FSM’). The Pupil Premium is aimed at addressing the current underlying inequalities which exist between children from disadvantaged backgrounds and their more affluent peers. The Pupil Premium also provides funding for children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months and the children of service personnel. The Currently Pupil Premium equates to £1,300 per eligible primary school pupil. Children of service personnel receive a lower amount of £300.
If you believe you may be eligible for Free School Meals but have not already registered this with us, please do so as soon as possible because it can help the school to fund additional provision for your child.
For further information please click on the link to Department of Education website- what you need to know.
How will children be selected for support?
Gagle Brook Primary School is an inclusive school and we will regularly review progress and attainment for all children. Additional support will be quickly put in place to support pupils who are underachieving, including the use of Pupil Premium Funding. Whilst the school recognises that children eligible for Free School Meals statistically underachieve nationally, we as a school are keen to support our Pupil Premium children in not being part of this statistic.
The funds are spent on planned intervention to support pupils in reaching target levels for their age as quickly as possible and in supporting their academic progress.