Pupil Premium/Catch Up Premium
What is the Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium is an allocation of additional funding provided to schools to support specific groups of children who are vulnerable to possible underachievement. These include pupils who are entitled to free school meals, those 'looked after' by the Local Authority and those now adopted, but formerly 'looked after'. Since 2012, funding has been extended to include pupils who have been eligible for free school meals at any time within the last 6 years.
Nationally, statistics have shown that students who are in receipt of free school meals (FSM) do less well than their peers in external exams. The aim of this money is to try to close that attainment gap.
All schools are required to publish, on their websites, what the funding they have received is and how the money is being spent. Please refer below for details of how we spend the Pupil Premium at Witchampton CofE First School.
Witchampton CofE First School Pupil Premium Strategy Statement
For details of our Pupil Premium Strategy, including the barriers to learning faced by eligible children, the amount of funding we receive, how we spend the funding, and the impact of the funding on outcomes, please click on the link below to our Pupil Premium Strategy Statement.