Pupil Premium at St Lawrence Church of England Primary School
What is Pupil Premium?
Pupil Premium was introduced by the Department for Education (DfE) in 2011, as additional funding for pupils who receive Free School Meals or who are Looked After Children. These funds, help schools provide extra support for pupils from low income backgrounds or who are in the care of the local authority. It is additional to the school’s budget, as it is aimed at addressing the current inequalities in society by ensuring that funding reaches the pupils who need it most. Schools are able to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent.
“It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium allocated to schools per Free School Meal pupil, is spent since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.” DfE Website.
Pupil Premium at St Lawrence CE Primary School
At St Lawrence CE Primary School, we have a philosophy of ‘Whatever it takes!’ and have always strived to ensure that all children make good progress and achieve to a high standard. Our pastoral care, in addition to rigorous monitoring and tracking of all pupils, helps us to identify any pupils who are at risk of not making sufficient progress. This information helps us to plan and implement a range of intervention strategies.