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Nightingale Primary School Pupil Premium Information


What is Pupil Premium?


Pupil Premium was introduced by the Government in April 2011. It is additional funding that is given to publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and to close the attainment and progress gap between them and their peers. The term disadvantaged is used to refer to pupils who are eligible for free school meals and those in local authority care. Nationally these children have been identified as achieving at a lower level than children from less advantaged backgrounds.


Pupil premium is allocated to schools based on the number of pupils who are known to be currently eligible for free school meals (FSM), or have been eligible for FSM at any point in the last 6 years (Ever6), and children who have been looked after in local authority care.


The current levels of funding mean that schools recieve £1,320 per FSM eligible pupil, or Ever6 eligible pupil across the primary phase. Schools recieve £1,900 per eligible pupil for pupils who are in, or have been in local authority care.


The purpose of this additional pupil premium is to help schools provide targetted support for vulnerable children, not necessarily just children who qualify for the premium.


"It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools per FSM pupil, is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility." DfE website.


The documents below set out the level of pupil premium funding recieved in the current academic year and for previous academic years. The barriers to educational achievement for disadvantaged pupils are identifed along with how funding has been allocated to overcome these, and the impact of the additonal funding on pupil progress and learning.


At Nightingale we are focussed on using this funding to target the attainment of all vulnerable groups of children whether they are eligible for pupil premium funding or not. It is our belief that through carefully targetted interventions the attainment of all pupils can be raised, while narrowing the gap in performance between disadvantaged pupils and their peers.