Pupil Premium at St. Peter’s C of E Primary School
The Pupil Premium is additional funding given to schools so that they can support their disadvantaged pupils and close the attainment gap between them and their peers.
It was introduced in April 2011 and is allocated to schools to work with pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years (known as ‘Ever 6 FSM’).
Schools also receive funding for children who have been looked after by the local authority continuously for more than six months, and children of service personnel.
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.
Pupil Premium Income at St. Peter’s Farndon
Academic Year 2012-2013: £16,958
Academic Year 2013- 2014: £29,544
Academic Year 2014- 2015: £36,958
Academic Year 2015-2016 : £32,430
DFE information about the pupil premium
On its own, funding for each child is not as effective as combining funds to provide a better quality and range of support, and opportunity for the children. The progress of each eligible child is rigorously tracked and the following information explains how funds are deployed in the school.
Impact of The Pupil Premium at Farndon St. Peter's
Due to the low numbers receiving the pupil premium, detailed reports cannot be placed onto the website as individual children would be able to be identified each class. However, the Head Teacher provides detailed tracking and covers these in her Head Teachers Reports at termly governors meetings, where governors are able to audit the impact of the various areas of spend and evaluate their effectiveness.