What is Pupil Premium?
The Government introduced the Pupil Premium in April 2011, as a means of addressing underlying inequalities between children from low income families who are eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their peers, by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most. There are three categories of pupils that are eligible:
Children who are either currently eligible for FSM or have been eligible for FSM in the past six years;
Schools are required to report how they intend to spend their Pupil Premium.
Statutory they have to report how Pupil Premium is spent and account for money spent against outcomes.
Children who have been in Local Authority Care
This funding is for children who have been in care, the purpose is to raise educational attainment and close the gap between these children and their peers.
The purpose of the Service Pupil Premium
Eligible schools receive the Service Pupil Premium so that they can offer mainly pastoral support during challenging times and to help mitigate the negative impact on service children of family mobility or parental deployment.
Mobility is when a service family is posted from one location to another, including overseas and within the UK.
Deployment is when a service person is serving away from home for a period of time. This could be a 6 to 9-month tour of duty, a training course or an exercise which could last for a few weeks.
At Midsomer Norton Primary School:
The interventions and strategies funded are based on the evidence of effective interventions provided by the Education Endowment Foundation and the school's own internal tracking data.
The use of pupil premium funding is regularly reviewed for its effectiveness by school governors.
Please click on this link to download our Pupil Premium Strategy Statement for 2021-2024.