The government introduced the Pupil Premium in April 2011. This funding has been allocated to pupils who are looked after by the local authority, those who have been eligible for free school meals at any point in the last six years (also known as Ever 6 FSM) and for children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces.
The level of premium for 2018-19 is £1,320 per primary pupils. Children who are 'looked after' will have a higher rate of funding than children from low-income families - the 'Pupil Premium Plus', which was £1,900 per pupil. This is to reflect the challenges they face at school where they often struggle to keep up with their peers. Pupils from service families will receive £300.
This grant, which is additional to main school funding, is seen as the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children from more deprived backgrounds and their wealthier peers to ensure that they do not fall behind their peers.
The aim is to ‘close the gap’ between pupils from different backgrounds.
At English Bicknor School we:
- organise our teaching and learning to meet the needs of all our pupils
- ensure that appropriate provision is made for our pupils who belong to vulnerable groups and that disadvantaged pupils have their needs met
- recognise that not all pupils who receive free school meals are disadvantaged and also recognise that not all pupils who are disadvantaged, receive free school meal.
- monitor the progress and attainment of this group of pupils and assess the affect to help future allocations of the pupil premium
There were no pupil premium pupils in Y6 for the 2017 KS2 SAT's.
There were 3 pupil premium pupils in Y6 for the 2017 KS2 SAT's.
The Pupil Premium Strategy Statements for 2018-19 and 2017-18 can be downloded from the links below.
|PP-strategy EB 2019 -20||[pdf 657KB]|
|PP-strategy EB 2018 -19 amended||[pdf 667KB]|
|PP-strategy EB 2017-18||[pdf 600KB]|