What is Pupil Premium?
Introduced in April 2011, the pupil premium grant is additional government funding for publicly funded schools in England. It aims to support schools to improve outcomes of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities and close the attainment gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers across the country.
In 2019/20, the Government has allocated pupil premium funding for:
- Every child currently registered as eligible for free school meals*, or eligible for free school meals at any point in the past 6 years
- Every child who is or has been looked after by the local authority
- Children whose parents serve in the armed forces
*To check if your child is eligible for free school meals, visit www3.hants.gov.uk/caterers/hc3s-freeschoolmeals and click on “I would like to check for free school meal eligibility”. You will be asked to input your national insurance number and date of birth. If you require further assistance, please speak to a member of staff in the school office who will be happy to help you.
Pupil Premium at Freegrounds Junior School
Our vision is that every child is given the opportunity to achieve the highest possible standards. As well as academic achievement, this encompasses social, moral, spiritual and culture growth within an environment in which every member of the school is able to achieve success and fulfillment. High expectations and maximum progress and achievement for all pupils is paramount, irrespective of gender, race, culture or socio-economic background, and this is supported through the effective use of Pupil Premium funding.
Research undertaken by NFER has identified seven building blocks that are common in schools which are more successful in raising disadvantaged pupils’ attainment. We have adopted these as our strategic principles when planning our pupil premium strategy.