What is the Pupil Premium?
Pupil Premium is an amount of money allocated to improve the outcomes of disadvantaged children.
The government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM), looked after children & service children and other pupils. Three categories of pupils are eligible:
- Pupils recorded as ‘ever 6 FSM’ (pupils who are eligible for FSM at any point in the last 6 years)
- Looked after children
- Children of Service personnel
Pupils who are eligible for the pupil premium need to be aged 4 and over, in year groups to year 11 in a maintained school. The proportion of children eligible at Burley Gate Primary is currently 20%.
Pupil Premium is allocated to our school and it is clearly identifiable. As a school we make the decisions about how to spend the Pupil Premium as appropriate. The government thinks that schools are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for individual pupils within their responsibility. However all schools will be held accountable for how they have used additional funding to support pupils from low-income families and in care. The schools must report and publicise annually how the money has been spent and what the impact has been made on the achievements of the pupils.
Pupil Premium Allocation
The Government provides funding to schools based on the numbers of pupils who are eligible for Free School Meals (FSM), or who have been eligible over a period of the past 6 years.
Value of the Month
Throughout the year we take a different Christian value each month which forms the basis of our times of worship.
We also take opportunities throughout the month to teach the children how they can show this value at school and at home.