Barton St Peter’s Church of England Primary School
Pupil Premium Statement 2016 – 2017
The pupil premium is allocated to schools by the Government in respect of children from low-income families who are currently known to be eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) and children who have been ‘looked after’ (LAC) continuously for more than six months. This applies to both mainstream and non-mainstream settings. This will also include pupils eligible for FSM at any point in the last six years (known as the Ever 6 FSM measure)
The level of the pupil premium for 2016 – 2017 is £1320 per pupil for those eligible for FSM.
It is for schools to decide how the pupil premium, allocated to schools is spent, as they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for pupils at their school.
Schools are free to spend the pupil premium as they see fit to ‘close the gap’ between children from disadvantaged circumstances and those above the low-income threshold – it is not linked to a specific child but it is used for overall impact.
As of September 2016 – 29% of our children are entitled to FSM
Pupil Premium Allocation for 2016 – 2017 is £99,600
Our aim is to close the gap in attainment and educational opportunity between those children attracting the pupil premium and children from more privileged backgrounds.
Further money from the school budget is added to the pupil premium to ensure that all children benefit and make progress.