The Pupil Premium is an allocation of funding provided to schools to support children who may be vulnerable to underachievement. The amount received is dependent on the number of children who are eligible and have claimed for free school meals at any time in the last six years.
We also receive funding for children who:
- have been looked after for one day or more
- have been adopted from care
Or who have left care under:
- a special guardianship order
- a residence order
- a child arrangement order
Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit. However, we will be held accountable for how we have used the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families. All schools are required to report on the amount of funding and how this is being used. This information will be published on our website which will ensure that parents and others are made fully aware of the attainments of pupils covered by the Premium and the extra support that they received.
At Giffard Park Primary School:
- We ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all of the pupils.
- We also recognise that not all pupils who are from low-income families are registered or qualify for free school meals. We reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil or groups of pupils the school has legitimately identified as being disadvantaged.
- Pupil Premium funding will be allocated following a needs analysis which will identify priority classes, groups or individuals. Limited funding and resources means that not all children receiving free school meals will be in receipt of pupil premium interventions at the same time.