What is Pupil Premium?
In 2011-2012 the Government set up a special fund called the Pupil Premium. This additional funding is given to schools in an effort to address inequalities between low-income families and their peers and is aimed at helping those children flourish in education. Funds are paid directly to school and the amount received is based on the number of children who receive free school meals. The premium for 2017-2018 is £1320 per pupil.
Schools are free to spend their Pupil Premium grant as they see fit. The Headteacher has absolute discretion to decide using all reasonable endeavours, how best the Pupil Premium be spent to benefit each child. The Headteacher will, so far as reasonable and practicable, consult with the leadership team, governing body, all staff and/or other stakeholders, to assist her in making a well informed decision. There is a lower percentage of children at Bromley Heath Junior School allocated Pupil Premium than the national average. From September 2012, schools were required to publish information about how they spent the Pupil Premium during the previous year and strategies planned for the forthcoming year.
At Bromley Heath Junior School we believe in personalising learning by responding to individual children’s learning needs. All children deserve the very best education no matter what their background. We constantly monitor all children’s progress to ensure that they are achieving the results we expect them to achieve.
How much Pupil Premium did we receive?
During the financial year 2015-16, Bromley Heath Junior School received £14,940 worth of Pupil Premium finding for children in receipt of Free School Meals.
How did we spend our Pupil Premium funding?