What is Pupil Premium?
The Government introduced the Pupil Premium in April 2011 as an additional resources to main school funding, believing it to be the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FMS) and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle pupils who are disadvantaged financially, and who need it most. The Pupil Premium is also awarded to children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months. There is also now Ever Six Funding, which is the same amount as Pupil Premium, this is allocated to all children of families who have qualified for Pupil Premium during the previous six years.
Guilsborough Primary School's Pupil Premium Strategy
Please see the hyperlink below for our detailed strategy:
Guilsborough Primary School has 15 pupils currently on Pupil Premium or Ever 6 funding, which equates to approximately 12% of pupils on roll.
There are a variety of strategies in place to support pupils, with most funding being directed towards one-to-one and additional Teaching Assistant support for disadvantaged pupils. In addition, we partly pay for our Pastoral Assistant from the funding. We feel this strategy is of most benefit to our pupils as a concerted focus on key skills, alongside individualised pastoral support, will help pupils to thrive, both in school and in wider life as they mature.
Additional financial support is given to help parents pay for school trips and residential visits, to ensure disadvantaged pupils receive the same provision as other pupils, and to help raise their self-esteem. Funding is also provided for extra-curricular activities, such as music tuition, local football clubs and swimming booster weeks during half terms.