Pupil Premium money is additional funding which is allocated to schools to be used to support children who belong to groups which are vulnerable to underachievement. This includes children who are entitled to free school meals and children who are looked after by the local authority. The purpose of this funding is to accelerate progress and raise attainment.
The amount of money allocated to schools under Pupil Premium is clearly identifiable. It is, however, at the discretion of the school to decide how it is spent, since they are in the best position to assess what intervention strategies or additional support will be best placed to support their individual pupils to make progress.
The catch up premium has been designed to mitigate the effects of the unique disruption caused by coronavirus (Covid-19); schools have the flexibility to spend their funding in the best way for their cohort and their circumstances.
All schools are required to report on the amount of funding received, how this is being used, and the impact of any work done. For information on how Kingshurst Primary have used the funding, please see below: