What is it?
The pupil premium is funding allocated to schools for the specific purpose of boosting the attainment of pupils from low-income families. Funding is based on children registered for a free school meal (or those who have been registered in the last 6 years), children that have been in care and children whose parents work in the Armed Forces.
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 these children and their wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most. Whilst schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit we are required to publish online information about how we have used the Premium.
The needs of every child are different. At Silverhill Primary School, our Pupil Premium strategy looks at identifying 'INDIVIDUAL BARRIERS TO LEARNING' and breaks them down for each child. This then enables a bespoke offer of provision to be created for each individual child depending on their needs beyond the universal provision offer.
For the academic year September 2019 to July 2020 our school received £35,940 of Pupil Premium funding.
For the academic year September 2020 to July 2021 our school expects to receive £29,590.
Please see below for our complete Pupil Premium Strategy for 2020/21 academic year.