The Government introduced the Pupil Premium as a way of reducing the inequalities experienced by disadvantaged pupils up to the age of 16. This funding (which is currently £1,385 per pupil) is given to schools based on the numbers of pupils in receipt of free School meals (FSM) as entered onto the October census. The school’s total PP allocation also includes any pupil who has been in receipt of FSM in the previous six years of their schooling, whether or not they are currently entitled.
As a school, we plan for and closely monitor the progress of PP children; using this funding to support their learning and participation in school life such that they are not disadvantaged. Annually, schools must create a clear strategy statement to detail exactly how they will spend this funding. You can find Barrow School’s PP strategy statement by clicking on the image / link.