Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011. Schools were allocated funding for children from low income families who were eligible for free school meals, children who are looked after and those from families with parents in the armed forces.
Schools are free to spend the pupil premium as they see fit. However, they will be accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support pupils from low income families. New measures will be included in the performance tables that will capture the achievement of those deprived pupils covered by the pupil premium.
This information has been taken from the DFE website.
Ingram Road Pupil Premium Allocation and Expenditure.
This allocation has been used for additional educational support to raise standards of attainment for identified children through:
Pupil Premium is allocated based on a document produced by the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) called Raising Achievement Plan (RAP). The Governing Body and Senior Leadership Team then make strategic decisions on the use of the pupil premium money to ensure it is targeted according to need.
At Ingram Road we believe that every child can believe, achieve, succeed and grow together. With this in mind, we allocate pupil premium based on the theory that EVERY child should be treated as an individual, with sometimes very specific needs.
Our belief is that to gain the very best from our children and close the attainment gaps between children who attract Pupil Premium and those who don't, is simply to assess every child's individual progress which in turn, validates the requirement for interventions suited to their abilities regardless of their background.