What is the Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium provides additional funding on top of the main funding a school receives. It is targeted at students from disadvantaged backgrounds to ensure they benefit from the same opportunities as students from less deprived families. From September 2015, the premium will be worth £1,320 and goes to students who at any point in the past 6 years have been in receipt of Free School Meals (FSM); £1,900 goes to any student who has been continuously looked after for the past six months or who has been adopted from care under the Adoption and Children Act 2002 or who has left care under a Special Guardianship or Residence Order; finally £300 goes to students whose parent/parents are currently serving in the armed forces or are in receipt of a pension from the MoD.
How the Pupil Premium is spent is monitored closely by all schools and they are accountable for the impact of the money spent. At Frodsham Weaver Vale Primary School we utilise the Pupil Premium to support our children with a specific focus on Literacy, Numeracy, Attendance, ensuring that the children have opportunities and access to the whole curriculum and maximising the life opportunities for all children.