Pupil Premium is additional funding that the Government gives to schools. This funding is targeted at students facing the greatest disadvantage.
The Government believes that Pupil Premium is the most effective way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) and their wealthier peers.
The use of the Pupil Premium Grant is the responsibility of each individual school. However it is assumed that the funding should be used to remove barriers to learning and ensure each student participates fully in all aspects of school life and reaches his/her full potential.
Each year in January, every school completes a Census which captures the students who are in receipt of Free School Meals. This information is then sent to the government who then issue funding to individual schools via their Local Authority.
In future the use of Pupil Premium Funding will form part of Ofsted Inspections. Schools will have to demonstrate how effective they were at using this funding.
Please see links on this page for a copy of our Pupil Premium Statement, which details the way in which we use Pupil Premium funding at Wickersley.
Our next Pupil Premium report will be published Autumn 2023.