What is Pupil Premium Funding?

The Pupil Premium is funding provided by the Government which is additional to main school funding. 

The Pupil Premium (PP) is designed to ensure that funding to tackle disadvantage, reaches the pupils who need it most.

It is allocated according to the number of pupils who are eligible for free school meals (FSM), or have been within the past 6 years (Ever6). Amounts are also allocated towards children of service families and to those who have been ‘Looked After’ (in care) for 6 months or more or formally adopted. An amount of funding is also available for those children who’s parent is serving in HM Forces or have retired on a pension from the Ministry of Defence.

All members of staff and governors accept responsibility for disadvantaged pupils and are committed to meeting their pastoral, social and academic needs within the school environment. At Black Firs, we are committed to all pupils achieving the expected progress and the pupil premium often forms a vital part of that process.

The pupil premium funding received by schools annually is used in a variety of ways to improve pupil attainment, rate of progress, wellbeing of pupils and to overcome barriers to learning. We recognise that not all PPG children are socially disadvantaged and also that some non PPG children are disadvantaged. We, therefore, use the funding to support all children that require it throughout the school.

Pupil Premium Strategy Statement

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