Pupil Premium


What is it?

The pupil premium is funding allocated to schools for the specific purpose of boosting the attainment of pupils from low-income families. Funding is based on children who have registered for a free school meal at any point in the last 6 years, children that have been in care for more than six months and children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces.


Why has it been introduced?

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 (FSM) and their wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most. Whilst schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit we are required to publish online information about how we have used the Premium.


Allestree Woodlands Pupil Premium allocation

In mainstream secondary schools the pupil premium allocation for 2016/17 is £935 per pupil. Further details of the full allocation received at Allestree Woodlands and how this is spent can be found by following the link to the school’s disadvantaged strategy, this also includes funding allocated for literacy and numeracy catch up.


Impact of the Pupil Premium

The pupil premium is used at Allestree Woodlands School to ensure those students who may be disadvantaged in other ways get a fair and equal education that provides them with the best opportunities for success, both academically and vocationally. As well as showing how our allocated funding is spent, our strategy shows how we expect these actions to have an impact in their success.


Catch Up Funding Impact & Evaluation Report 2017-2018

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For more information about the Pupil Premium, download our information sheet by clicking here.