Pupil Premium is an amount of funding that is allocated to schools based on the number of children currently known to be eligible for Free School Meals, or who ever have been eligible for Free School Meals within the last 6 years. This funding is additional to the main funding and it is for schools to decide how it is spent. However, Ofsted hold the school accountable for how they have used the additional funding and this will be taken into account during inspections.
At Highfield St. Matthew’s C.E Primary, we use the Pupil Premium money to help raise attainment and to provide counselling and support for children with specific difficulties. We also provide opportunities for children that they would otherwise not have access to, such as musical tuition, residential visits, and other enrichment activities.
It is important to us that all our children achieve their full potential, in line with our school mission statement. Therefore, the progress of the children supported by Pupil Premium funding is carefully monitored. This is done through the tracking of performance data and, importantly, through conversations with staff and parents to ensure that these children are making progress both academically and socially.
Our school has been allocated the following funding:-
|2012 - 2013||£22,200|
|2013 - 2014||£33,300|
|2014 - 2015||£70,300|
|2015 - 2016||£64,496|
|2016 - 2017||£86,360|