Pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.
All members of staff and the governing body accept responsibility for ‘socially disadvantaged’ pupils and are committed to meeting their pastoral, social and academic needs within a caring and nurturing environment. We hope that each child will develop a love for learning and acquire skills and abilities commensurate with fulfilling their potential.
“It is vital that schools get this right. Every child who leaves school without the right qualifications faces a far more difficult path to fulfilling their potential and finding employment. We owe it to all our young people to ensure that they are given every chance to succeed”. (Ofsted 2012: Evaluation of the Pupil Premium Spending).
Pupil premium was introduced by the Government in April 2011 to provide additional support for Looked After Children and those from low income families. The additional funding was to help schools narrow the attainment gap that still exists for pupils from disadvantaged and more affluent backgrounds.