Pupil Premium 2016-2017

What is it?

The pupil premium is funding allocated to schools for the specific purpose of boosting the attainment of pupils from low-income families. Funding is based on children who have registered for a free school meal at any point in the last 6 years, children that have been in care for more than six months and children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces.

Why has it been introduced?

The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) and their wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most. Whilst schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit we are required to publish online information about how we have used the Premium.

Allestree Woodlands Pupil Premium allocation
For the academic year September 2012 to July 2013 our school received £81,000 of Pupil Premium funding. For the financial year April 2013 to March 2014 our school has received £136,000. The percentage of our pupils known to be eligible for free school meals is: 13.9% The national percentage is 26.2% (Primary) and 26.7% (Secondary).

For more information about the Pupil Premium, download our information sheet by clicking here.