The Pupil Premium is an amount of money that is given to schools in addition to their delegated budget, to address the current underlying inequalities between children who are eligible for Free School Meals and their wealthier peers who are not. The Pupil Premium is allocated to children from low income families who are currently known to be eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) or who have been eligible at any point within the last six years (known as the Ever 6 measure) and to children who have been Looked After by the Local Authority continuously for more than six months.
Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit. However, we are held accountable by Ofsted for how we have used the additional funding to support pupils from low income families. We are required to publish online information about how we have used the Premium. This will ensure that parents and others are made fully aware of the attainment of pupils covered by the Pupil Premium and the extra support that they receive.
In relation to the current academic year, schools must publish:
1. Details of how the pupil premium allocation will be spent
2. Information on the impact of that expenditure on eligible and other pupils
3. The amount of the school’s pupil premium allocation
4. A summary of the main barriers to educational achievement faced by eligible pupils at the school
5. How the pupil premium allocation is to be spent to address those barriers and the reasons for that approach
6. How the school is to measure the impact and effect of its expenditure of the pupil premium allocation.
All of the details are summarised in Robertswood's Pupil Premium Strategy below