What is Pupil Premium?
Publicly-funded schools in England get extra funding from the government to help them improve the attainment of their disadvantaged pupils.
Evidence shows that children from disadvantaged backgrounds:
- generally face extra challenges in reaching their potential at school
- often do not perform as well as their peers
The pupil premium grant is designed to allow schools to help disadvantaged pupils by improving their progress and the exam results they achieve. Click on this link to learn more about Pupil Premium .gov.uk
How much will our school receive?
Our school receives £1,320 for every primary age pupil who claims free school meals, or who has claimed free school meals in the last 6 years.
From April 2020 the new rates will be:
- £1,345 per primary-aged pupil
- £955 per secondary-aged pupil
How can I apply?
Click on the link to find out more information theschoolrun.parents-guide-to-the-pupil-premium
Click on this link to find out if you qualify and how to apply wiltshire.gov.uk/schools-learning-free-school-meals
How do we spend the money?
At Newton Tony CE VC Primary School, we use some of this funding to provide opportunities for children to access subsidized school trips, musical instrumental lessons and residential trips. This additional funding also allows us to provide an even better education for your child through the purchase of additional intervention programme resources or staff to support learning. Schools can spend the money in the way they think best meets the needs of their pupils. There is a requirement to publish how the money is spent.
Click on the link to find out how we spend our Pupil Premium funding