What is the Pupil Premium?
Pupil Premium is an amount of money allocated to disadvantaged children in order to close the achievement gap.
The government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM), looked after children & service children and other pupils. Three categories of pupils are eligible:
Pupil Premium funding is available to both mainstream and non-mainstream schools, such as special schools and pupil referral units.
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Pupil Premium is allocated straight to our school and it is clearly identifiable. Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they feel is appropriate. The government thinks that schools are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for individual pupils within their responsibility. However, all schools will be held accountable for how they have used additional funding to support pupils from low-income families and in care. The schools must report and publicise annually how the money has been spent and what the impact has been made on the achievements of the pupils. All matters regarding the use of Pupil Premium funds are treated with discretion and in confidence.
Parents are strongly advised to check and register if they consider their child is eligible for Free School Meals. Further information is available on the HertsDirect website http://www.hertsdirect.org/services/edlearn/canhelp/ or, alternatively, contact the School Office in confidence.
Below are details of how we at Millfield First and Nursery School have spent the funding in previous years and the impact it has had on learning. We also show our plan for spending in this academic year.