The Pupil Premium is allocated to children from low-income families who are currently known to be eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) in both mainstream and non-mainstream settings and children who have been looked after by the local authority continuously for more than six months. It also includes pupils eligible for FSM at any point in the last six years (known as the Ever 6 FSM measure). The children of serving service personnel are also entitled to some additional funding.
Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit. However we will be held to account for how we have used the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families.
From September 2012, we are required to publish online information about how we have used the Premium. This will ensure that parents and others are made fully aware of the attainment of pupils covered by the Premium and the extra support that they receive.
At St Laurence Church Infant School our prime aim is to narrow any gaps in attainment for pupils entitled to Pupil Premium support, to provided them with any additional support they require to fully access the curriculum and also enable those pupils to have access to all school activities.
We are also able to include pupils who are not entitled to FSM but have a clear need to additional support for a variety of reasons.