The Pupil Premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise attainment of disadvantage pupils of all abilities and to close the gaps between them and their peers.
The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals and their peers by ensuring that funding reaches the pupils who need it most (i.e. disadvantaged pupils). This is known as 'narrowing the gap'.
The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 and is allocated to schools to work with pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years. The Pupil Premium is also designed to support children who are in Local Authority Care (Looked After Children) and children of parents serving in the Armed Forces.
At Marsh Hill Primary School, there is a higher than average number of children who receive Pupil Premium funding.
Please click here to view our Pupil Premium Strategy Statement which outlines details of our school’s use of pupil premium (and recovery premium for the 2021 to 2022 academic year) funding to help improve the attainment of our disadvantaged pupils.