What is the Pupil Premium?
Introduced in 2011, the Pupil Premium is an amount of money received from the Government, to enable Cawston Grange Primary School to ensure that all children have an equal chance to succeed and fulfil their potential. The Pupil Premium funding is decided by:
- The number of children who are registered for Free School Meals
- The number of children who are classed as “looked after children”
- The number of children from families with parents in the Armed Forces.
Research has shown that the main barriers to academic achievement for this group of children are socio-economic factors, less parental engagement and family support, and/or poor school attendance.
The Pupil Premium is intended to directly benefit these children within school, regardless of their academic ability.
- How is it spent at Cawston Grange Primary School?
Schools can choose how to spend their Pupil Premium money, as they are best placed to identify what would be of most benefit to the children in their school.
The Pupil Premium Strategy Statement below shows how much Pupil Premium Grant we have been allocated, how we have chosen to spend it, how we spent our previous year’s allocation and the attainment of those pupils.
If your child qualifies for free school meals, it’s important that you tell us – even if they bring a packed lunch – as this enables us to access Pupil Premium.