What is the Pupil Premium Grant?
The Pupil Premium Grant is additional funding given to publicly funded schools in England; it is designed to help schools raise the attainment of disadvantaged children and close the gap between them and their peers.
Who should benefit from the Pupil Premium Grant?
-Children who are entitled to Free School Meals
-Children who have been entitled to Free School Meals during the last six years (this category is referred to as the ‘Ever 6’)
-Children who are ‘looked after’
-Children who are adopted under the Adoption and Children Act 2002 and who have left care under a Special Guardianship or Residence Order Children who have parents in the regular armed forces, or who have been in the armed forces in the last four years
How much did we receive?
For the 2016-2017 academic year The Premier Academy received £1,320 for every eligible pupil (FSM and Ever 6) and £1,900 for every child looked after by the local authority. This equated to a total of £405,665.
For full Pupil Premium spending please download the document below:
We have evaluated the impact of this money and as you can see from the graph below we have managed to close the gap between the attainment of disadvantaged children and their peers. Our challenge therefore is to maintain this parity to the future.