and Catch Up Funding
The information below outlines how we use the Pupil Premium money to support the learning of children in our school.
What is the Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium was introduced by the Government in April 2011. It was designed to give additional money to support schools in raising the attainment of children who receive Free School Meals, children whose parents/carers serve in the Armed Forces and those children in local authority care. These groups of children have been identified nationally as achieving at a lower level than children from less disadvantaged backgrounds.
Where does the money come from?
Pupil Premium is allocated to schools based on the number of children who are currently known to be eligible for Free School Meals, whose parents/carers serve in the Armed Forces and children who have been looked after in local authority care continuously for more than six months.
The purpose of the Pupil Premium is to help schools to provide targeted support for these groups of children.
"It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility".
For more details on the Pupil Premium please visit: http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/pupilsupport/premium
Pupil Premium Funding
All our work through Pupil Premium will be aimed at raising attainment and accelerating progress moving pupils to at least age related expectations (ARE) in Reading, Writing and Maths. The Pupil Premium Grant funding that is received by the school annually is used in a variety of ways in order to improve pupil attainment and to help overcome any barriers to learning.
You can view how our Pupil Premium Grant is spent by downloading our Pupil Premium Expenditure overview below:
Our Pupil Premium Policy
Wilbraham Primary School has a policy in place for our Pupil Premium. This policy details our aims, background of the Pupil Premium, our principles and the provision and reporting for our Pupil Premium.
Catch Up funding
During 2020-21 the school were allocated Catch Up Funding due to the COVID-19 pandemic - the school have created their Catch Up Funding Strategy which is available in the files below. We continue to use the Recovery Catch Up Funding to support chlldren across school.