Marlborough St Mary’s CE Primary School
Pupil Premium Strategy Overview
What is Pupil Premium Funding?
Pupil Premium funding is provided to schools and is additional to the main school funding. The funding is allocated according to the number of pupils on-roll who are:
- Currently Eligible for free school meals (FSM) other than the Universal Free School Meals for EYFS and KS1.
- Have been eligible for free school meals (other than Universal FSM) within the past 6 years.
- A child from a family where one or both of their parents is a serving member of the Armed Services.
- A “looked after” pupil or previously “looked after” pupil (in care) for 6 months or more.
The amount of funding allocated to support these pupils varies between the categories, a pupil can qualify for funding in more than one category:
- Pupils in receipt of Free School Meals now or within the last 6 years £1,345 per child
- Pupils who are from Service Families £310 per child
- ‘Looked after/Previously Looked after’ pupils (LAC/PLAC) £2,345 per child
Pupil Premium funding is not based on attainment or ability but on whether pupils meet the eligibility criteria above.
Government guidance states that although the main aim of the Pupil Premium is to raise attainment it can also be spent on initiatives that support non-academic outcomes. The funding can also be spent on initiatives that benefit non-eligible pupils as well as those who are eligible – an example of this is supporting teacher / teaching assistant professional development as these actions will inevitably benefit all pupils – both pupil premium eligible and those who are not eligible.
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