What is Pupil Premium?
In 2011/12 the Government launched its Pupil Premium Initiative. This money is allocated to schools based initially on the number of pupils in the school who are eligible for Free School Meals (FSM), Service Pupils and Looked After Children (LAC), and over the years now includes those pupils who have been adopted from care (PLAC) The amounts are as follows per pupil: FSM – £1,325, Service Pupils – £310, LAC and PLAC– £2,345.
Schools have the freedom to spend the Pupil Premium, which is additional to the underlying school budget, in a way they believe will best support the raising of attainment and help overcome barriers to learning for the most vulnerable pupils. To help you understand it further, please see Key Facts produced by the Department of Education: Gov.UK Pupil Premium.
The school’s Pupil Premium Lead is Lewis Horrocks (Acting Assistant Headteacher).
He is supported by the school’s Inclusion Leader and SENDCo, Katy Garland.
Our designated Pupil Premium governor is Tom Chamberlain.
At Stamford Bridge Primary School:
- we ensure that all teaching is good or better and learning opportunities meet the needs of all pupils
- we ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups; this includes ensuring that the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are adequately assessed and addressed
- in making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils, we recognise that not all pupils who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged
- we also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals. We reserve the right to allocate pupil premium to support any pupil or groups of pupils the school has legitimately identified as being socially disadvantaged
- pupil premium funding is allocated following a needs analysis which identifies priority classes, groups or individuals.