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Pupil Premium


Blisworth Pupil Premium Strategy Jan 2018



What is Pupil Premium?

A good education is the key to improving young peoples’ life chances. The Pupil Premium Grant is an allocation of funding, additional to the main funding a school receives, in order to support children who may be vulnerable to underachievement. These children are far less likely to leave school with good GCSE results than other children. The government determines that this includes children who have been in receipt of free school meals (FSM) in the past 6 years, children from low-income families, children who are looked after (CLA) or adopted from care, and those with a defence force background (Services).

The purpose of the additional support which the grant funds, is to narrow the academic gaps in attainment between these pupils and their peers.

The Pupil Premium has a number of wider aims:

  • To increase social mobility, by offering more opportunities in and out of school;
  • To enable more pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds to get to the top universities;
  • To reduce the attainment gap between the highest and lowest achieving pupils nationally.

Individual schools assess how the funding should best be spent and publish the impact that these interventions have had on attainment. At Blisworth we look at examples of best practise across the country and refer to the Sutton Trust Toolkit, and other reports, on how to get the best value from funding, and which interventions will have the highest impact on attainment.