The Pupil Premium is funding provided to schools which is additional to main school funding. It is allocated according to the number of pupils on-roll who are eligible for free school meals (FSM), a smaller amount allocated according to the number of children of service families, and an allocation for each pupil who has been ‘Looked After’ (in care) for 6 months or more. In 2012, funding was extended to include pupils who have been eligible for free school meals within the past 6 years. The proportion of children at Clarendon eligible is currently over 40%.
It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility. However, schools are to be held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families.
The Headteacher reports to the governing body on the attainment of pupils who are in receipt of Pupil Premium. This shows that this cohort of pupils achieve as well as others within literacy, reading and mathematics. We ensure that any pupil making less than expected progress is targeted for additional support. This happens for pupils that are or are not in receipt of the Pupil Premium.
From September 2012, schools were required to publish how the grant is spent. Please see the main school pupil premium web-page for information on how pupil premium will be spent in the current year, and for information on how it was spent, and the impact of the funding, for previous years.
If you believe you may be eligible for Free School Meals but have not already registered this with us, please do so as soon as possible because it can help the school to fund additional provision for your child.
If your child is eligible for Free School Meals, it not only benefits you but provides extra resources towards your child’s progress and benefits the whole school community if you claim. The school receives further funding to provide additional resources to help your child make good progress.
You can apply on-line or contact Clarendon’s Family Support if you would like help in applying for this.