Overview of the Pupil Premium
The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011. The Pupil Premium is an additional grant paid to schools based on the number of pupils registered as eligible and claiming Free School Meals. It also includes children registered in care who have been continuously looked after for six months as well as children with parents in the services.
The purpose of Pupil Premium is primarily to narrow the attainment between pupils on Free School Meals, children who are looked after and children with families in the services and their peers.
The Government has recognised that it is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent because schools are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.
In 2012-13, the Pupil Premium was extended to pupils who have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the last 6 years.
At Standens Barn Primary School we aim that all children, irrelevant of their background, circumstances or the challenges they face will reach their full potential, make good progress and achieve high attainment across all areas of the curriculum.
Our strategy outlines how we will support our disadvantaged children to ensure they have the same experiences and opportunities to enable them to make excellent academic progress in line with their peers both in our school and nationally. We want to ensure we develop the skills they need to achieve their goals and to reach for their aspirations.