This is additional pupil funding given to schools to target pupils who are facing the greatest disadvantage. This includes children from low income families, looked after children and those with parents in the armed forces. Eligibility for Pupil Premium is also provided for pupils who have been eligible for Free School Meals at any point in the last 6 years (known as the Ever6 Free school meals measure).
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 children eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) and their peers.
Our key objective at Martinshaw Primary School is to use the Pupil Premium grant to narrow the gap between pupil groups. You can see a full breakdown of how Pupil Premium has been spent at Martinshaw and the impact it has had on our pupils below:
Additional funding has been given to schools in the 2022 to 2023 academic year to support schools with education recovery following COVID-19. Funding has also been allocated for the academic year 2023-2024. It is based on pupil premium eligibility to provide further support to disadvantaged pupils.
During the academic year 2020-2021, children returned from another period of lockdown which has meant that some children lost some of the learning time they would normally have had, despite the live learning sessions and the work of teachers and parents during this time. The government issued all schools with a COVID recovery and catch up fund- the details of the school’s spend is in pupil premium statement.