What is the Pupil Premium?
Pupil Premium funding is allocated to schools to enable them to support children from low-income families who are eligible for free school meals and looked after children.
Pupil Premium is also made available for pupils who have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the last 6 years (‘Ever 6’) and children from families in the Armed Forces.
The intention is that the grant will be used to enable all children to make good or better progress in comparison with their peers – to ‘close the gap’ through whatever means is most effective for individual children.
The spending and impact of this grant are monitored by the Governor committee with responsibility for finance.
Objectives in spending Pupil Premium funding at Handcross Primary School
- to raise attainment in key skills, in particular, reading, writing and maths
- to enhance the curriculum, and to ensure that all children are able to participate
- to aid inclusion and support each child's well being
- to break down barriers to learning such as low self-esteem or anxiety