At Bishop Martin C.E. Primary School, we believe that all of our children are entitled to an education that allows every child to flourish and achieve their full potential regardless of their starting point in life or personal circumstances. The government believes that the additional funding provided for Pupil Premium children is the best way to tackle those inequalities and improve the education outcomes for those children.

What is Pupil Premium?

Pupil Premium is funding in addition to the school's budget and is used by the school to address any underlying inequalities between children eligible by ensuring that funding reaches the pupils who need it most. It is allocated according to the number of pupils on-roll who have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) within the last 6 years. Pupil Premium payments are also allocated for children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces or have previously served in the last 5 years. This Service Premium is designed to address the emotional and social well-being of these pupils. 'Pupil Premium Plus' is allocated to pupils who are ‘Looked After’ (in care) or adopted. Schools are now accountable to the Local Authority 'Virtual School' for the ways in which funding is spent for these pupils.  

 

What is Pupil Premium spent on?

The decision about how the individual schools use their Pupil Premium is left to each school with the expectation that they will close the gap in attainment and progress between those eligible and other children nationally. “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.” (DfE). Therefore, schools are free to spend the PPG as they see fit. However, they will be held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support these pupils. Measures are included in the performance tables which capture the achievement of those disadvantaged pupils covered by the grant. The School Business Manager and the Inclusion Manager (both members of the Senior Leadership Team) have been given delegated responsibilities by the Headteacher to ensure that Pupil Premium funding is used effectively.

 

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