The pupil premium grant is additional government funding given to publicly funded schools in England. The grant has been in place since 2011. Its purpose is:-
- To raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities to reach their potential.
- To support children and young people with parents in the regular armed forces.
The Pupil Premium Grant is allocated to schools by reference to the number of children from low-income families who are currently known to be eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) and children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months. The calculation of the payment also takes account of pupils who have been eligible for FSM at any point in the last 6 years (known as the Ever 6 FSM measure).
If you believe that you may be eligible for Pupil Premium please contact the school office for further information. Alternatively, you can apply directly through the Doncaster Council website: Free school meals – Doncaster Council
In most cases, pupil premium funding is allocated to schools is clearly identifiable. It is for schools to decide how the funding is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils.
All schools are required to report on the amount of funding received, how this is being used and the impact.
List below are breakdowns of how our funding is intended to be spent this academic year: