The Pupil Premium is a Government initiative that intends to raise levels of achievement for all disadvantaged pupils and to close the gap between disadvantaged children and their peers. Research shows pupils from less funded backgrounds that experience an increased level of deprivation or lack of resources often underachieve compared to their non-deprived peers.
The Government has used pupils entitled to free school meals (FSM), looked after children (LAC) and Service children as indicators of deprivation, providing a fixed amount of money for schools per pupil based on the number of pupils registered for FSM over a rolling six year period. The pupil premium is paid to schools as it is agreed by the DfE that they are best placed to assess what additional provision their pupils need.
Ofsted inspections report on how schools’ use of the funding affects the attainment of their most disadvantaged pupils.
Please see the report below for details of the Pupil Premium Strategy adopted by St Andrew's to support eligible pupils.