The Pupil Premium is funding provided to schools which is additional to main school funding. It is allocated according to the number of pupils on-roll who are eligible for free school meals (FSM), a smaller amount allocated according to the number of children of service families, and an allocation for each pupil who has been ‘Previously Looked After’ .
We would urge all parents, especially parents/carers of our younger children, to check their eligibility for Pupil Premium by logging on to:
You will not be required to enter any financial information and will find out immediately if your child qualifies. This funding is vitally important to school and to your children. Mrs Lodge, the Senior Leader with responsibility for Pupil Premium at our school will be happy to help if you need support when applying.
Financial year 2016 to 2017
In the 2016 to 2017 financial year, schools will receive the following funding for each child registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years:
- £1,320 for pupils in reception year to year
- Schools will also receive £1,900 for each pupil identified in the spring school census as having left local-authority care because of 1 of the following:
- a special guardianship order
- a child arrangements order
- a residence order
If a pupil has been registered as eligible for free school meals and has also left local-authority care for any of the reasons above, they will attract the £1,900 rate.
Children who have been in local-authority care for 1 day or more also attract £1,900 of pupil premium funding. Funding for these pupils is managed by the virtual school head (VSH) in the local authority that looks after the child.
It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility. However, schools are held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support these pupils.
Please click on the link below for details of our Pupil Premium
Support provided to the Pupil Premium children is well focused and contributes positively to pupil's learning. Excellent support provided by the pastoral staff has been effective. Evidence of improved behaviour across the school has been seen and this has impacted positively on pupil's learning.
The Senior Leadership team have reviewed the expenditure, and our pupil data, and have focused a significant amount of our Pupil Premium allocation to fund highly qualified Senior Learning Support Officers, who will work with identified children on specific areas of learning to overcome any barriers. Please click here for details of our Pupil Premium Policy
Our total allocation for the financial year 2016-17 is £107,320.
We are investing some of our Pupil Premium funding this year to allow one of our Asst Headteachers to work with children to secure progress. We also intend to continue using this funding to support children in some of the following ways: staffing costs to include working specifically with our identified pupil premium children, support for inclusion including funding educational visits, or extended provision such as Breakfast and After School provision in the Hub @BGP or the buying in of additional professional services. We will also provide opportunities for children to be challenged in their learning to achieve their very best, such as attendance at Able Maths or Able Writer events. This list is not exhaustive and we may adapt our plans during the year subject to the needs of the cohort.