What is Pupil Premium?
Pupil Premium is an allocation of additional funding provided to schools to support specific groups of children who are vulnerable to possible underachievement. These include:
- pupils who are entitled to free school meals
- those looked after by the local authority
- children of armed service personnel
The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.
Fremington Primary School is determined that all pupils are given the best possible chance to achieve their full potential through quality teaching, targeted support and pastoral care. We believe the additional provision delivered through the Pupil Premium funding should be available to all pupils within school who we know to be disadvantaged and vulnerable. There is no expectation that all Pupil Premium funded pupils will receive identical support. The school considers best ways to allocate Pupil Premium money annually following rigorous data analysis and careful consideration of the needs of the pupils following evidence informed approach.
We have a clear, strategic 3-part model approach for Pupil Premium provision, which focuses on the following.
- Continued development of quality teaching that impact on all pupils
- Targeted academic support to target under-performing pupils
- Wider strategies to support most significant non-academic barriers to success in school
Our leadership team and wider staff ensure Pupil Premium spending impacts on achievement, attendance and pastoral care. This includes AH who is also PP lead in school, 3 governors having responsibility for PP, Headteacher, 2 Assistant Headteachers and wider leadership team responsible for monitoring provision and outcomes, and the wider staff team to implement and evaluate provision.