What is the Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium is an allocation of additional funding provided to schools to support specific groups of children who are vulnerable to possible underachievement. These include pupils who are entitled to free school meals, those 'looked after' by the Local Authority and those now adopted but formerly 'looked after'. Since 2012, funding has been extended to include pupils who have been eligible for free school meals at any time within the last 6 years.
Nationally, statistics have shown that students who are in receipt of FSM do less well than their peers in external exams. The aim of this money is to try to close that attainment gap.
All schools are required to publish, on their websites, what the funding they have received and how the money is being spent. Please refer below for details of how we spend the Pupil Premium at Pamphill CE First School.
Could Your Child be Eligible for Pupil Premium?
Please have a look at the letter at the end of this page and if you think there is a chance that you might be eligible then please go on line to https://www.dorsetforyou.gov.uk/free-school-meals which will ask you to put in your national insurance number and it will then tell you if your child is eligible. They will have a simple form for you to fill in online.
If you have already applied for Free School Meals for 1 child, you do need to add any other siblings as they will not all automatically receive the Free School Meals. If you would like any help filling in the form or have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to get in touch by email at email@example.com or speak to Mrs Oliver, Miss Christopher or Mrs White who will all be able to help you.
Pamphill CE First School Pupil Premium Strategy Statement
For details of our Pupil Premium Strategy, including the barriers to learning faced by eligible children, the amount of funding we receive, how we spend the funding, and the impact of the funding on outcomes, please click on the link below to our Pupil Premium Strategy Statement.
Click below to access an explanation of the purpose behind Pupil Premium funding, and information on how schools are funded.
'It’s up to school leaders to decide how to spend the pupil premium. This is because school leaders are best-placed to assess their pupils’ needs and use funding to improve attainment..’ DfE site
Latest External Review of Pupil Premium
Could Your Child be Eligible for Pupil Premium Funding?
Please see this eligibility letter for details.