The Pupil Premium is an allocation of funding, in addition to main school funding, which schools receive according to the number of children in specific groups. Schools receive Pupil Premium funding for:
● children who have been eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years
● children who are looked after (they are in Local Authority Care)
● children adopted from care and children who have left care under a Special Guardianship or Residence Order
● children recorded as ‘ever 4’ service child or are in receipt of a child pension from the ministry of defence
The government awards this funding to help raise achievement for these children. National data shows that as a group, children in these groups have consistently lower educational achievement than those who are not in these groups. It is up to local schools to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent, but this funding should be used to support these children. All schools are required to publish, on their websites, what funding they have received and how the money is being used. More information about Pupil Premium can be found on the following government website:
Please click this link to read our schools previous years spending.
At Saltdean, we take our responsibility to ensure all children have access to the best education possible very seriously. We have a member of our Senior Management Team who leads on Disadvantaged Pupils. Mrs Carly Agullis continually tracks, monitors and evaluates this groups progress and works with the whole school to close any gaps in attainment.