“The Pupil Premium Grant should be used to ensure disadvantaged pupils receive consistently excellent teaching”
Marc Rowland, Deputy Director of the Education Trust
The Pupil Premium Grant is funding provided to schools which is additional to main school funding. It is allocated according to the number of pupils on-roll who have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) within the last 6 years. Pupil Premium payments are also allocated to children of service families and pupils who are ‘Looked After’ (in care) or adopted.
It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.
Schools are to be held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families. Please read our Pupil Premium Grant Action and Impact Plan for information regarding how we use pupil premium funding. In addition to this we produce an Annual Report detailing the impact of the funding. Our Academy Council and Pupil Premium Champions Charlotte Bradley and Hannah Jackson work effectively together to ensure that this grant is utilised to best meet the needs of our Pupil Premium children.
At Berrow Primary Church Academy we have focused the use of Pupil Premium funding to diminish attainment differences and ensure that all of our children make the best possible progress with their learning.