Pupil Premium at Slade Green
What is the Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium is additional funding allocated to schools to help address the underachievement of pupils from low income families.
The Pupil Premium Grant is allocated to schools annually. It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium will be spent since schools are considered best placed to access what provision should be made for the pupils that they are responsible for. However, schools must report annually on how it has been spent and on its impact. New performance tables also capture the achievement of disadvantaged pupils covered by the Pupil Premium.
The Department for Education classifies a pupil as ‘disadvantaged’ if they meet any one of the following criteria:
- Pupils in any year group from reception to year 11 that have been entitled to free school meals at any point in the last six years
- Looked-after children as defined in the Children Act 1989
- Children who have ceased to be looked after by a local authority in England and Wales because of adoption, a special guardianship order, a child arrangements order or a residence order
- Children in receipt of a child pension from the Ministry of Defence