What is Pupil Premium?
Pupil Premium funding is additional funding which is allocated to schools across England, with the central focus upon raising the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and closing the gaps between them and their peers.
Children who are eligible for this funding are those who have been eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) since Summer 2009 through the Ever 6 program, as well as those who are or have been a Looked After Child.
The amount of money that the Academy receives for a school year is based upon the number of pupils who meet the above criteria at the time of the January Census.
At date, Eaton Park Academy had 34% of the current cohort eligible for Pupil Premium funding (as published by www.gov.uk ), which equates to a total of £194, 040.
The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) and their wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most. Whilst schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit, we are required to publish online information about how we have used the Premium.
At the heart of the school’s ambitions, there is a strong desire and passion to support disadvantaged pupils with both their academic and social needs. Through the receipt of this funding, we will ensure that:
As part of our vision and aims, Pupil Premium funding in school is currently being allocated to the following things:
Click the link below to view our Pupil Premium Policy:
Pupil Premium documents:
Eaton Park Academy Diary Dates