What is Pupil Premium?
The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.
Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit. However they will be held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families. New measures will be included in the performance tables that will capture the achievement of those deprived pupils covered by the Pupil Premium.
The pupil premium for 2015-16 is £1320 per pupil (2014-15: £1300). Pupils are identified using Free School Meals information. The school also receives £300 per pupil for those from Services families and £1900 for Children who are Looked After or have previously been in the care of the local authority. The funding is used to support and accelerate the learning progress of pupils who fit this criteria.
How much does Chesterton Primary School receive?
At Chesterton Primary School for the year 2015-16 we received a total of £18,820 (2014-15: £11,450)
How does Chesterton Primary School spend Pupil Premium on its children?
The pupil premium is funding a range of activities and interventions to support pupil progress and attainment. More details are available via the link below: