Pupil Premium Information
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.
“It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools per FSM pupil, is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.” Source – DfE website
Our College is committed to ensuring that every individual student is given the best possible chance of making excellent progress and so achieve their potential. Pupil premium funding is allocated to every school based on numbers of students known to be eligible for Free School Meals (FSM), students who have been registered for Free School Meals at any point in the last six years (Ever 6), students who have been looked after in care (CiC) continuously for more than six months and children of service personnel.
Applying for Free School Meals
If you feel you could be eligible for Free School Meals, it is very simple to apply and takes only moments to do. Simply telephone Devon County Council on 0845 155 1019 and give your national insurance number and your child’s date of birth. You will be told immediately if you are eligible and the next steps in the process.
From September 2016 schools are now required to publish:
- Details of how PP allocation was spent.
- Information on the impact of that expenditure on eligible and other pupils.
- Amount of school’s PP allocation
- Summary of main barriers to educational achievement faced by eligible pupils.
- How PP money will be spent to address those barriers and the reasons for that approach.
- How the school is to measure the impact and the effect of its expenditure.
- The date of the schools next review of the PP strategy.