The Pupil Premium is ‘additional’ to main school funding. The Pupil Premium is a Government initiative that targets extra money towards pupils from deprived backgrounds: research shows that this group of pupils underachieve compared to their non-deprived peers. The premium is provided in order to support these pupils in reaching their potential.
Children from low-income families who have been eligible for FSM at any point in the last 6 years in both mainstream and non-mainstream settings and children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months receive the Pupil Premium
The level of the premium is £1,320 in per pupil
As a school Town End Academy has prioritised the use of the pupil premium funding to address the following issues;
To reduce the attainment gap between the FSM pupils and non FSM pupils.
To address the inequalities between children eligible for FSM and their peers
To ensure the children have ‘readiness to learn’ and barriers from home are addressed.
School reviews spending on a termly basis to ensure there is impact of interventions.