Pupil Premium funding is additional to schools main funding and is allocated to schools by the Government essentially to narrow the attainment gap between pupils from disadvantaged families and their peers, where this exists. Schools can choose how to target these additional funds in order to meet the needs of pupils at risk of under-achieving based on their circumstances.
Funding is allocated by calculating the number of children who are looked after, registered for free school meals and whose parents serve in the forces, to produce an amount that the school is given to use, as they see fit, to meet the needs of disadvantaged children to ensure that they do not fall behind their peers.
At Welford, Sibbertoft and Sulby Endowed School we support all our pupils to do their best regardless of background by providing high quality teaching that is supported by interventions from highly skilled teachers and teaching assistants. We welcome the additional funding that this scheme is providing to allow us to develop this provision further.
Funding is allocated on a financial year but spending and impact is referenced to academic years. Governors monitor the amount of Pupil Premium received and the impact of its expenditure.