First Federation Trust
Pupil Premium Funding
Pupil Premium is additional funding given to publicly funded schools in England to raise attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers. It is allocated to schools according to the number of pupils who have been:
- registered as eligible to receive Free School Meals or in receipt of Free School Meals
- in local authority care through adoption, a special guardianship order or child arrangements order
- children with parents in the regular armed forces
All schools can decide how to allocate this additional funding to best ensure that each pupil aspires, flourishes and achieves in their learning.
Although the main aim of the pupil premium is to raise attainment, you can spend your pupil premium on:
- non-academic outcomes, such as improving pupils’ mental health
- non-academic improvements, such as better attendance
- activities that will also benefit all of our pupils
Gatehouse Primary Academy is committed to ensuring that every individual pupil is given the best possible chance of making excellent progress and so achieve their full potential. We believe that a 'social disadvantage' must not be allowed to be a barrier to a child's future. We use a three year Pupil Premium strategy, as recommended by the Department for Education, which is reviewed annually.
Please see below how we intend to spend the funding, based on the individual needs of our disadvantaged pupils, and our reviews and impact of our spending.