Each year schools are allocated money directly from the Government called Pupil Premium funding. It is in addition to the main school budget and is based on the number of children eligible for free school meals. The aim of the grant is to tackle disadvantage and each school can spend the funding on activities according to need.
All members of staff and governors accept responsibility for ‘socially disadvantaged’ pupils and are committed to meeting their pastoral, social and academic needs within the school environment. Lister Primary School is committed to ‘narrowing the gap’ between vulnerable pupils and the Pupil Premium forms a vital part of the process. The governors reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium funding to support any pupils or groups of pupils that the school has legitimately identified as being socially disadvantaged.
Provision will be made through:
- Alternative support and intervention within the school
- Facilitating pupil access to education
- Facilitating pupil access to the curriculum
Our current Pupil Premium Strategy and Action plan can be seen below:
Reporting Pupil Premium to Parents
It is the responsibility of the governors to explain Pupil Premium expenditure to parents and this will be in the form of an annual report published on the school’s website. The report will give detailed information on how Pupil Premium funding has been used in school. The current report can be viewed below:
The school’s Pupil Premium Policy can be viewed here
For more information on the Pupil Premium, please visit:
For information about how the 2015-2016 grant was used, please click here