The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England. It is designed to help disadvantaged pupils of all abilities perform better, and close the gap between them and their peers.
What we receive: Schools receive an amount of funding per pupil, for pupils who fall into certain categories. This includes those who have been registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last six years, and those who are in local authority care. Belleville's pupil premium allocation for 2018/19 is £108,240.
What the funding is for: Schools can spend the pupil premium as they see fit. However, they must use it to help raise the attainment of eligible pupils, and to close the attainment gap between these pupils and their peers.
How we spend the funding: As a school we are accountable for how we will use this additional funding. Schools are required to publish online information regarding how they have used the premium and the impact it has made.
- Provided extensive and ongoing staff training on the best approaches to raise standards and improve progress for all;
- Provided dedicated learning mentor time;
- Funded additional academic and homework support for children eligible for the pupil premium;
- Reduced financial barriers for children eligible for the pupil premium - enabling them to fully participate in school life and access wider experiences - through funding or subsidising school trips, uniform, clubs, books, instruments and other resources;
- Developed our induction and transition strategy for children joining the school after the reception year.
Find out more: The Department of Education has published more about the purpose and allocation of the pupil premium including the details of how it is calculated for each school.