The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities and to close the gaps between them and their peers.
Brief explanation about the pupil premium and the allocation
The pupil premium is money in the school budget allocated to support children and families with lower incomes and children in families who work in the services such as the army. It is calculated on the number of children who are registered as eligible for free school meals, or have been in the last 6 years and those who have a parent in the services. Children who are ‘looked after’ also receive the pupil premium.
Schools have the freedom to choose how to spend this money related to the children’s needs. The intention is that support will be targeted at helping these children achieve their very best. The money can be spent supporting families directly e.g.; travel costs, trip expenditure, uniform costs, access to extracurricular activities. It can also be spent on resources and activities which will impact on achievement and engagement for this particular group of children e.g. One to one support sessions, reading resources, enhancing the curriculum, intervention groups, extra teaching sessions and reading recovery programmes.
Rockingham J&I Pupil Premium Strategy 2017/18 – Forecast for Pupil Premium Expenditure 2017-2018
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