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), children of service families, and an allocation for each pupil who has been “Looked after” (in care) for 6 months or more. In 2012 funding was extended to include pupils who have been eligible for free school meals within the past 6 years.
It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent, however schools are accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families.
Please see below for information regarding how the pupil premium was spent in the last financial year, and the plans for future spending.
Schools receive additional funding for children who are in receipt of free school meals and also for looked after children and the children of service families. This funding must be directed to benefit these children improving their experiences and outcomes.
At Tilney All Saints Primary School we find that the main barrier for our Pupil Premium children is limited local and demographic expectations, facilities and opportunities, which impacts on educational achievement. In some cases limited parental engagement with school, social and emotional conditions and lack of access to extra curricular activities also act as a barrier to learning.
In order to evaluate the effectiveness of our Pupil Premium Funding to improve outcomes for our disadvantaged children, we consider:
Attainment and progress of eligible pupils
Exclusion data and other behaviour indicators
Engagement in extra curricular activities
Pupil and parental voice
We regularly monitor our Pupil Premium practice throughout the year and the effect of expenditure on outcomes for eligible Pupil Premium children (and other pupils), culminating in an annual review. The next annual review will be held in the Summer Term 2019.