Publicly-funded schools in England get extra funding from the government to help them improve the attainment of their disadvantaged pupils.
Evidence shows that children from disadvantaged backgrounds:
The pupil premium grant is designed to allow schools to help disadvantaged pupils by improving their progress and the academic results they achieve.
Use of the pupil premium
School leaders are best placed to assess their pupils’ needs and use the funding to improve attainment. It is up to school leaders to decide how to spend the pupil premium.
Evidence suggests that pupil premium spending is most effective when schools use a tiered approach, targeting spending across the following three areas below but focusing on teaching quality – investing in learning and development for teachers.
Schools arrange training and professional development for all their staff to improve the impact of teaching and learning for pupils.
2. Academic support
Schools should decide on the main issues stopping their pupils from succeeding at school and use the pupil premium to buy extra help.
3. Wider approaches
This may include non-academic use of the pupil premium such as:
To find out more about how we spend our pupil premium funding at Common Road Infant School, please click the button below.