The Pupil Premium is an amount of money allocated by the government to schools for:
- Children of statutory school age from low income families who are known to be eligible for free school meals (FSM)
- Children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months
- Children whose parents are currently working in the armed forces
In 2013-2014 the level of the Pupil Premium was £900 and in 2014/15 the level of premium was raised to £1300 per pupil. The DFE offer the following guidance on how the Pupil Premium is to be spent: ‘In most cases the Pupil Premium is allocated to schools and is clearly identifiable. It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools per FSM pupil, is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility…[Schools] will be held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support pupils from low income families.
’The purpose of the information on this page is to inform parents, carers and governors how much Pupil Premium has been received by the school for 2017/2018, how it will be spent and the impact previous spending has had on pupils’ achievement including social and emotional wellbeing which is significant barrier to learning for many disadvantaged pupils. At Buckingham Primary Academy 38% of pupils are eligible for Free School Meals, which is significantly above the National Average of 26.7% (2013).
To download a copy of our latest Pupil Premium Report, please click on the following link: