Pupil premium is funding to improve education and social, emotional and mental health outcomes for disadvantaged pupils in schools in England. It is a Government initiative that intends to raise levels of achievement for all pupils and to close the gap between those who are 'disadvantaged' and their peers. Evidence shows that disadvantaged children generally face additional challenges in reaching their potential at school and often do not perform as well as other pupils.
The Government uses the cateogories of pupils who are entitled to free school meals (FSM), looked after children (LAC) and those with parents in the Services 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. It is not a per pupil allowance but rather enables us to support and make a difference to all children in school
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 our pupils.