Pupil Premium Explained
Pupil Premium funding is additional to main school funding that addresses differences between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their peers. In most cases, the Pupil Premium is allocated annually to schools and is identifiable in the support provided throughout the year. The school decides how the Pupil Premium allocated to schools per FSM pupil, is spent. The impact of this support is analysed every term by Senior Leaders and Governors of the school. This information is published on line (please see the PPG strategy). The PPG strategy outlines how the funding has been allocated to help best meet the changing needs of our pupils eligible for Pupil Premium funding, and the successes and areas for development that will be addressed during the following term. For pupils from low-income families, it is for the local authority to decide how to allocate the Pupil Premium. For instance, it could be allocated to the setting where they are being educated, or held by the local authority to spend specifically on additional educational support to raise the standard of attainment for these pupils. The authority also provides schools with information about strategies and interventions which can improve the progress and attainment of pupils from poorer backgrounds.
The Pupil Premium funding is allocated to children from low-income families who are currently known to be eligible for FSM, children who have been looked after (or children in care), continuously for more than six months and children whose parent/s work in the forces. The amount of money allocated to the different groups of Pupil Premium children differs. Most pupils at Aqueduct eligible for Pupil Premium funding have been allocated £1320 as they are identified as FSM, pupils from forces families and children in care, are allocated £300.
This years allocation of Pupil Premium funding for 2018-19 is £95 640 and the authority has identified 72 (28% of the whole school), pupils eligible. These totals change according to school numbers each year. These can change due to pupils transitioning to secondary school or moving to another school or setting
Every school has a senior leader who is responsible for over-seeing Pupil Premium. Aqueduct Primary's PPG Lead is Miss Plowman.
Pupil Premium Downloads:
This Academic Year (2018-2019):