What is the Pupil Premium?
The Pupil premium was introduced in April 2011. It is additional funding allocated to schools with the specific purpose of raising the attainment of pupils from low-income families and to support closing the gap between them and their peers. Funding is based on children registered for a free school meal ( or who have been eligible for a free school meal in the last 6 years),
Why has it been introduced?
The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) and other pupils be ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most. Whilst schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit we are required to publish on-line information about how we have used the funding and the impact it has had.
Please see the attached files for further information about how Overfields Primary School uses the Pupil Premium funding.
Pupil Premium 2013-2014
Pupil premium 2014-2015