- 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 peers, by ensuring that funding, to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.
- Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit. However they will be held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families. New measures will be included in the performance tables that will capture the achievement of those deprived pupils covered by the Pupil Premium. From September 2012, schools are required to publish online information about how they have used the funding. This will ensure that parents and others are made fully aware of the attainment of pupils covered by the fund.
- Sedgley Park Community Primary School is committed to ensuring that all of our pupils strive to reach their full potential. We do, however, recognise that some of our pupils are faced with challenging personal circumstances which can unfairly restrict their ability to fulfill their potential. Pupil Premium funding is used strategically and proactively to close the gaps in achievement that have existed, or threaten to do so in the future.
- Please see below how we have used the allocation. If you are a parent of a vulnerable pupil who you feel is not at present receiving support, do not hesitate to contact us in order to discuss appropriate action.