Pupil Premium is additional funding given to publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment and improve outcomes for disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers. Funding is allocated according to the number of children who are, or have been, eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point over the past six years. In addition, pupils who are designated as ‘Looked After’, adopted or service children, are also classified as Pupil Premium. Schools are accountable for how they have used the funding to ‘Diminish the difference’ between disadvantaged Pupil Premium children and Non-Pupil Premium pupils and are required to show the impact that the money has had for these pupils.
If your child does not have Free School Meals (FSM), but may be eligible because of your family's income level, please contact the office (in confidence) to register them. Even if you do not wish them to have the meals, this will mean the school could still claim for the Pupil Premium funding that may be used to help your child.
The Pupil Premium funding that is received by the school annually is used in a variety of ways in order to improve pupil attainment and to help overcome any barriers to learning. We have utilised strategies from
'Narrowing the Gap' and 'The Key', that have been researched extensively, to inform us of the best ways to use this money.
At Shoreham Beach Primary School we use the Pupil Premium grant to boost the life chances of children and we are committed to ensuring that the money is spent to the maximum effect.
The school aims to:
1) Ensure that additional funding meets the unique needs of all pupils, regardless of entitlement.
2) Diminish the difference between Pupil Premium and Non-Pupil Premium achievement
3) Use the additional funding to address any underlying inequalities between children eligible for Pupil Premium
4) To enhance the curriculum, ensure the children are able to participate and to give children the opportunity to experience new and challenging activities
5) To break down barriers to learning e.g..low self-esteem/anxiety