What is Pupil Premium?
Pupil Premium is additional Government funding to raise achievement amongst disadvantaged children. It is to help schools to close the gap between children from low income/disadvantaged families and others.
Pupil Premium is for pupils from Reception to Year 11 who are from low income families and are eligible for Free School Meals. Any child that has been registered for Free School Meals over the past six years is eligible. Any children who are 'looked after' or whose parents are in the armed forces are included and also attract another source of funding per child per term for the school to use to support.
Schools are required to publish details of their Pupil Premium allocation, how they plan to spend the allocation in the current year, how the previous year's allocation was spent and the effect of the expenditure on the attainment of those pupils for whom the funding was allocated.
At St Ambrose, we review our Pupil Premium strategy annually based on the impact of previous spending and the current needs of our Pupil Premium children.
Please click the links below to find out about how we spend our Pupil Premium Grant and the impact that this spending has had.
We hope that this information helps you to understand the background to Pupil Premium and how as a school it is spent for the benefit of all. It is very important that if you are eligible you register with us for Free School Meals.
We cannot emphasise enough the importance of registering with us for Free School Meals if your children are eligible.