Pupil Premium Statement
Their minds and their futures are entrusted in our hands for a few brief years of childhood. We must do all in our power to serve them well
Pugh, C. 1996 Contemporary Issues in the Early Years
The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.
Pupil premium funding is allocated in local authority maintained and non-maintained schools to children from low income families who are known to be eligible for free school meals (FSM); children who have been eligible for free school meals anytime in the last six years (called Ever6 FSM); those children in local authority care and children whose parents are serving in the armed forces.
Schools are able to consider how they will spend the Pupil Premium funding, with that focus on narrowing and ultimately closing the achievement gap. Schools are held accountable as to how the funding has been spent ad the impact the funding has had.
To ensure transparency, Ashbrow School publishes information online as to how the Pupil Premium funding has been spent and the impact of the previous year’s funding.