What is Pupil Premium?
Pupil premium funding is available to both mainstream and non-mainstream schools, such as special schools and pupil referral units.
The pupil premium is additional funding given to publicly funded schools in England to raise the progress of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers. Research shows that students from deprived backgrounds underachieve compared to their non-deprived peers. This additional funding is provided in order to support these disadvantaged students in reaching their potential by supporting their progress. For FAN, our local demographic means this manifests itself predominantly in low student aspirations. This is something we are currently addressing.
At FAN we are currently addressing and supporting students with low aspirations to build a positive outlook for their future. Schools receive a fixed amount of money per student, based on the number of students who receive or have received FSM. Schools also receive further funding for students who are looked after by the local authority, are adopted or are children of service personnel - HM Armed Forces. The government uses this as an indicator of disadvantaged students.
We will regularly seek to further develop methods and interventions which can improve the progress and achievements of these students. Examples of the range of provision we may put in place include:
- Small group intervention work
- Funding of private music tuition for PP students
- Funding support for enrichment trips and opportunities as well as uniform
- Providing additional student resources (textbooks, revision guides, online support)
For details of Pupil Premium Policy and Guidance along with the Expenditures please see the documents below: