The pupil premium is funding provided by the government. It is intended to address the achievement gap between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and children do not receive this funding. It is for individual schools to decide how the money is spent.
At Farndon Fields Primary School we have high aspirations and ambitions for our children; no child should be left behind. We strongly believe that it is not about where you come from but your passion, thirst for knowledge, dedication and commitment to learning that make the difference between success and failure. We are determined to ensure that our children are given every chance to realise their full potential. Pupil premium funding represents a proportion of our budget and the impact and evaluation document below outlines how this is spent to ensure maximum impact for our children.
How much do we receive?
Farndon Fields Primary School receives £1320 per child who is eligible for FSM, £1900 for adopted or looked after children and £300 for children who have parents in service. The projected Pupil Premium funding for 2016/2017 is £47,520.
What is the funding used for?
We ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all pupils. Appropriate provision is made for pupils that belong to vulnerable groups, this includes ensuring that the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are adequately assessed and addressed. Pupil Premium funding will be allocated following a needs analysis which will identify priority classes, groups or individuals. This will be through whole school monitoring of data, assessments and discussions with the class teacher. We recognise that not all pupils that receive Pupil Premium funding will be socially disadvantaged.
2014/15 Provision and Impact Statement for Pupil Premium Spending