What is Pupil Premium?
In England and Wales, data would suggest that pupils who are or have been in receipt of free school meals (FSM) or children ‘Looked after’ (CLA), are less likely to make good educational progress than pupils who haven’t. The reasons for this correlation are complex and no actual causal relationship has been proven. However, the Government has a stated aim to narrow this gap in attainment and provides additional funding to schools to support them in doing so, this is known as The Pupil Premium Grant.
The Pupil Premium Grant is also allocated to pupils whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces.
The Pupil Premium Grant, which is additional to main school funding, is seen by the Government as the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between disadvantaged pupils and their peers, by ensuring that funding reaches those who need it most. The Pupil Premium Grant is allocated to schools and is clearly identifiable. Schools can decide how the Pupil Premium Grant is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.
At Mapplewell Primary School we are committed to ‘Closing the Gap’ for all pupils and the Pupil Premium Grant allows us to fund activities and resources as a vital part of that process for those identified pupils. All members of staff and Governors accept responsibility for all pupils and are committed to meeting their pastoral, social and academic needs within the school environment.
Reporting Pupil Premium:
It is the responsibility of the Governing Body to explain the Pupil Premium Expenditure Grant to parents/carers in the form of an annual report, providing details of our strategy. We have published details of these reports online annually from September 2014. The reports provide detail about how the Pupil Premium Grant has been used within the school, the attainment and progress of pupils who are covered by the premium and the intervention and support that has been allocated by the additional funding. The reports also detail the progress made towards narrowing the gap and this is supported by reported data.
Reporting to Parents:
Parents/Careers will be able to obtain information via the schools website. This will be updated annually.
Responsibility for reporting:
The responsibility for the report will be allocated to the Headteacher. Senior leadership will be asked to report on the interventions and support strategies in place for key pupils and the impact this has had on progress and attainment.
Please use the links below to see our Pupil Premium Policy and annual expenditure reports: