The pupil premium is additional funding given to publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.
Pupil premium funding is available to both mainstream and non-mainstream schools, such as special schools and pupil referral units.
Our school receives additional funding via the Pupil Premium to help ensure that all groups of children have the opportunity to achieve well. Funding is linked to the number of pupils who take free school meals, are ‘Looked After’ or belong to ‘Service Families.’
The DfE guidance states that schools are free to spend their Pupil Premium allocation as they see fit since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility. However, they also remind schools that they are accountable for the impact of this spending.
The purpose of a Pupil Premium Report is to inform parents/carers and Governors how much pupil premium the school has been allocated and how it is being spent.
As Cavendish Primary School is not in an area of high social deprivation, we receive a minimal amount of Pupil Premium funding.