What is Pupil Premium?
Introduced in April 2011, pupil premium is funding to improve education outcomes for disadvantaged pupils in 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 2021/22, 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 has been adopted from care or have left care
- Every child who is looked after by the local authority
*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.
The Service Pupil Premium (SPP)
Service pupil premium is additional funding for schools, but it is not based on disadvantage. Schools receive funding for every pupil with a parent who:
- is serving in HM Forces
- has retired on a pension from the Ministry of Defence
This funding is to help with pastoral support.
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 cultural 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.