What is Pupil Premium?

Pupil premium is funding to improve education outcomes for disadvantaged pupils in schools in England. Evidence shows that disadvantaged children generally face additional challenges in reaching their potential at school and often do not perform as well as other pupils.

Schools are given a Pupil Premium for:

  • Pupils who are eligible for free school meals, or have been eligible in the past 6 years (including eligible children of families with no recourse to public funds). The school receives £1385 per pupil.
  • Pupils who have been adopted from care or have left care. The school receives £2410 per pupil.
  • Children who are looked after by the local authority. The school receives £2410 per pupil.

Pupil premium is not a personal budget for individual pupils, and schools are not required to spend all of their allocated grant on eligible pupils.

At Senacre Wood Primary School we rigorously monitor and track all pupils, which helps us to identify any pupils who are at risk of not making sufficient progress and this has helped us to plan and implement good intervention strategies. All members of staff and Governors are committed to accelerating the progress of pupils entitled to the Pupil Premium funding. As a result, our School Improvement Plan includes clear systems to ensure that additional funding will impact children entitled to getting Pupil Premium.