What is Pupil Premium?
Pupil Premium is money allocated by the government to ensure that pupils are not disadvantaged academically due to family circumstances. Money is currently allocated to schools for:
• every pupil who is registered for free school meals
• every pupil who has been registered for free school meals in any of the previous six years
• every pupil who is “Looked After” (in public care)
• every pupil from a family with one or more parents serving in HM Armed Forces
The amount of money received by a school in any year will therefore vary according to the number of pupils who fall into these specific categories.
Registering for free school meals will enable the school to claim more money to help towards your child’s education. If you think your child may qualify for free school meals then further information about qualification for free school meals can be found at:
How is Pupil Premium spent in St Lawrence CE Primary School?
It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility. There is no restriction on how it is spent but it must be accounted for and tracked as part of the school budget.