Pupil Premium 

Pupil Premium Funding at Bedford Drive Primary School

Why has the government introduced pupil premium?

The Pupil Premium is an allocation of additional funding provided to schools to support specific groups of children who are vulnerable to possible underachievement. These include pupils who are entitled to free school meals, those looked after by the local authority and children of armed service personnel. The intended effect of this funding is to accelerate progress and raise attainment.

Pupil Premium is allocated to schools and is clearly identifiable. It is for schools to decide how it is spent since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.

Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit. However, they will be accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support pupils from low income families.

All schools are required to report on the amount of funding received, how it is being used and the impact of any work done.

The pupil premium was introduced in April 2011 and is allocated to schools to work with pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years (known as ‘Ever 6 FSM’).

Please see the documents below, which describe the things we have done, or plan to do, with the allocated Pupil Premium money in the last three academic years.