What is Pupil Premium?
Pupil Premium is additional funding provided to schools to support pupils in lower income families. This funding helps to provide additional provision and opportunities to ensure that there are equal opportunities for everyone. The funding is calculated from the number of pupils eligible for Free School Meals within the last six years (known as the Ever 6 FSM measure); Looked After Children; and those adopted or Service Forces children. The Department of Education has expectations for the way in which The Pupil Premium Grant is spent.
How is The Pupil Premium Grant spent at Elms Farm School?
Elms Farm School is committed to ensuring that all of our children are given the best opportunities to succeed. The Senior Leadership Team track the progress of pupils in receipt of Pupil Premium Funding and meet termly to ensure that the provision and support implemented effectively impacts on their progress. For some, this may mean the support of outside agencies or Learning Mentor support.
We allocate some of our Pupil Premium Funding to ensure that all of our children have access to a wide range of opportunities in school, whether this be subsidising trips or clubs.
Our Pupil Premium Reports below detail how we use this funding, and its impact, in greater detail.