What is the Pupil Premium?
The pupil premium is a government scheme that was introduced in 2011 to improve the education of underprivileged children. It was launched in order to address the educational gap between disadvantaged children and their peers.
The scheme grants schools with additional funding so that they’re able to provide support for disadvantaged children. The objective is to help schools unlock the learning potential of their pupils and provide them with a better education.
Who qualifies for the pupil premium?
Children can be eligible for the pupil premium for a variety of reasons. These include their family circumstances, such as their income or occupations, and whether or not they’re in care.
How do schools spend the pupil premium?
Schools are allowed to spend their pupil premium funding in whatever ways they see fit. However, the government expects schools to carefully plan their spending and have this available on their school website.
St-Stephen Nursery Pupil Premium 2021-22