‘Low social mobility and lack of educational opportunity is arguably the biggest social challenge of our times: the income gap between the richest and poorest in society continue to widen, while education opportunities remain overwhelmingly dominated by children from the most privileged homes.’
Sutton Trust, 2014
The Pupil Premium is additional funding which is allocated to schools on the basis of the number of students who have ever been eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point over the last six years (known as ‘Ever 6 FSM). The Pupil Premium is to be used to address the current underlying inequalities which exist between children from financially disadvantaged backgrounds and their peers.
The Pupil Premium also includes funding for all current looked after children (LAC) and for those who have been looked after for one day or more previously, as well as children who have been adopted from care or have left care under a special guardianship order or a residency order since 30th December 2005.
Additionally, the Pupil Premium includes funding for children of current service personnel or ex-service personnel who have served within the last four years. This is called the Service Premium.
At King Alfred’s we are committed to closing the attainment gap that currently exists between Pupil Premium students and their peers by encouraging these young people to have high aspirations and to do everything possible to help them reach their academic and social potential.
If you have any further queries concerning the Pupil Premium or believe that your child may be eligible, please contact Mr S Hampshire (Head of Pupil Premium) Tel: 01235 225700 ext. 2278 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please find below a document outlining the allocation of Pupil Premium funding for 2018/19 ie. the Pupil Premium Strategy and Review Plan. This document also contains a comprehensive review of how 2017/18 Pupil Premium funding was allocated and the impact it had.