Pupil Premium Strategy
Please read the information below which gives details of our Pupil Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.
Pupil Premium was introduced by the Department of Education in 2011. It is additional funding allocated to the school to support groups of children who are vulnerable to possible under achievement. Pupils on the School Census who have been eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) in the last 6 years, known as Ever 6 FSM and children who have been looked after by the Local Authority continuously for more than six months will attract the Pupil Premium funding.
Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit. However they will be held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families. New measures will be included in the performance tables that will capture the achievement of these pupils covered by the Pupil Premium.
Strong leadership systems will ensure that Pupil Premium funding has the necessary impact. This includes an identified governor having responsibility for Pupil Premium, alongside the Headteacher leading and implementing the Pupil Premium Strategy. All matters relating to the Pupil Premium are reported back to the Governors ensuring that the school is held to account for the impact of spending. Clayton St John CofE Primary is committed to ensuring maximum progress for all groups of children and we endeavour to close any attainment gaps through implementation of this strategy.