The pupil premium is additional funding given to publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers. The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 and is allocated to schools to work with pupils who have been registered for Free School Meals (FSM) at any point in the last six years. Funding is also provided for children in care who have been looked after continuously for more than six months, recognising that they also need additional support to help them raise their educational achievement.
Schools have the freedom to spend the Premium, which is additional to the underlying school budget, in a way they think will best support the raising of attainment of these groups of pupils. Pupil premium is targeted to improve outcomes for those who are eligible, and schools may be asked by St. Peter’s to use pupil premium money to enhance the provision being offered to a pupil, e.g. to pay for a laptop, internet access or transport, as appropriate.
All pupils eligible for pupil premium make at least good progress relative to their starting points at St. Peter’s Centre, which are often well below age related expectations. In the past 3 years all pupils eligible for pupil premium have returned to school, special school, FE or training.
In 2018/19 St Peter's Centre did not receive any Pupil Premium Funding.