Pupil Premium is allocated to children from low-income families who are currently known to be eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) and children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months. From April 2012 this was extended to include pupils eligible for FSM at any point in the last six years (known as the Ever 6 FSM measure).
Since 1st April 2023, the pupil premium linked to FSM eligibility is £1,455 per eligible pupil. Funding of £335 per eligible service child, and £2,530 for every pupil who has left local authority care through adoption, a special guardianship order or child arrangements order.
We focus our Pupil Premium expenditure on the attainment and progress of disadvantaged children. We plan and review a range of interventions and strategies that enable us to diminish the difference between disadvantaged pupils and non-disadvantaged pupils. The vast majority of the funding enables us to teach children in smaller groups, improve the quality of emotional support we can offer the children and to fund curricular and extra curricular activities to ensure every disadvantaged child has full access to a broad and varied provision throughout their time at Kingswood Primacy School.
To find out more, please see the attached Pupil Premium statement detailing how funding will be used in 2023/2024.