What is Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011. It is allocated to children who are eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) in both mainstream and non-mainstream settings or who have been eligible in the past 6 years (EVER 6). Schools also receive funding for children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months (pupil premium plus) and children of service personnel (known as the service premium).
Why has it been introduced?
The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.
Who decides on how the money is spent?
In most cases the Pupil Premium is paid directly to schools, being allocated to them for every pupil who receives free school meals. Schools decide how to use the funding, as they are best placed to assess what their pupils need. However, at Beaufort we will liaise with families to ensure that we are getting the best impact out of the funding for each child.
What can the money be spent on?
The school can spend money on additional staffing, new resources, support for specific groups of children, improving the school environment and extra-curricular activities as well as staff professional development. The reports below show how Beaufort has chosen to spend this money and what impact it has had.
See ‘Policies’ in this section for our Pupil Premium Policy
Our current numbers of eligible pupils are as follows:
Total Number of Pupils Eligible for FSM or EVER6: 78
Pupil Premium Plus: 3
Service Premium: 4
Beaufort Primary School has received the following funding in Pupil Premium grants:
Click on the links below for more information about how this money was spent and what the impact of it was: