What is pupil premium?
The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.
In the 2023-24 financial year, schools will receive the following funding for each child registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years:
- £1,455 for pupils in reception year to year 6
- £2,530 for each pupil who is looked after or has left local-authority care because of one of the following: adoption, a special guardianship order, a child arrangements order or a residence order
How will the school use pupil premium funding?
At The Brent Primary School, we believe all pupils, despite any barriers and obstacles, should be excited about learning and determined to succeed. Our aim is for every child to leave our school with the aspirations, attainment and skills for life-long learning. We want to equip pupils with confidence, resilience and a passion for justice and equality. These qualities will enable them to contribute to society as valuable citizens. At The Brent, we believe that education is a key factor in achieving social equality. Pupil premium grant supports this and more detail is outlined within our Pupil premium policy.
Our full Pupil Premium policy can be read here: /Pupil_Premium_Policy_Sept_2023.pdf
The DfE (Department for Education) require schools to publish on their website how funding was spent in the previous academic years and the impact it had on eligible and other pupils and the pupil premium strategy for the current academic year (2023- 24).
The strategy includes information about:
- the amount of the school’s allocation of pupil premium grant
- details of the main barriers to educational achievement
- how the allocation will be spent to address the barriers and why these approaches were taken
- how the school will measure the impact of the pupil premium
- the date of the next pupil premium strategy review
Our current strategy is in review and will be uploaded shortly.