Pupil Premium Grant
What is Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 and is allocated to schools to help support pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years. Schools also receive funding for looked after children and children of Service personnel.
Who is eligible for the Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium is allocated to schools for pupils who are known to be eligible for Free School Meals or have been at any point in the past 6 years. It is also allocated for children who been looked after by the Local Authority. The grant this year is £1320 per pupil up to April 2020, it then increases to £1345 per pupil.
What are the aims of Pupil Premium?
Nationally there is a gap in attainment between those children who are eligible for Free School Meals and their peers. The main purpose of the Pupil Premium is to close this gap by raising the achievements and aspirations of Pupil Premium children. At King Edward we ensure each and every child experiences stimulating, memorable and awe inspiring learning to ‘live life in all its fullness’ no matter what their starting point is or differences they may have. We provide enhancement opportunities, which some pupils may otherwise never experience, to engage learning and believe that school should be a happy, investigative and enquiring time where there are no limits and there is a thirst for new experiences and knowledge. A primary focus is to raise aspirations, engender a sense of personal pride in achievement, provide a purpose and relevance for learning and ultimately to help every student find their strengths and interests.