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Pupil Premium

Purpose of Pupil Premium (from the DfE Website)

  • 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 wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most. 
  • In most cases the Pupil Premium is allocated to schools and is clearly identifiable. It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools per FSM pupil, is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility. 
  • Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit. However, they will be held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families. New measures will be included in the performance tables that will capture the achievement of those deprived pupils covered by Pupil Premium. 

Bowes Primary School Allocation and Expenditure of Pupil Premium

2011-2012 £42,944
2012-2013 £75,600
2013-2014 £153,000

This allocation is used for additional educational support to raise standards of attainment for identified children through:

  • Additional funding for one to one provision
  • Additional funding for smaller learning groups in Key Stage 2
  • Learning Mentor
  • Training and resources for Maths
  • Subsidising school visits including minibus
  • Subsidising extended school places