The pupil premium is a grant given by the government to schools in England to decrease the attainment gap for the most disadvantaged children, whether by income or by family upheaval. For each pupil who is eligible for free school meals, their school receives £1,320 (if a primary school) or £935 (if a secondary school).
The document below includes:
• The school’s pupil premium grant allocation amount
• A summary of the main barriers to educational achievement faced by eligible pupils at the school
• How the school will spend the pupil premium to overcome those barriers and the reasons for that approach
• How the school will measure the effect of the pupil premium
• The date of the next review of the school’s pupil premium strategy
For the previous academic year:
•How the school spent the pupil premium allocation
•The effect of the expenditure on eligible and other pupils
Catch Up Funding
The government announced £1 billion of funding to support children and young people to catch up lost time after school closure. This is especially important for the most vulnerable and disadvantaged backgrounds.
Schools use this funding for specific activities to support their pupils to catch up for lost teaching over the previous months, in line with the curriculum expectations for the next academic year in actions for schools during the coronavirus outbreak.
While schools can use their funding in a way that suits their cohort and circumstances, they are expected to use this funding for specific activities which will help pupils catch up on missed education.
For more information contact the Assistant Headteacher Emma Winter, Emma.Winter@bostongrammarschool.co.uk