The Pupil Premium is an allocation of additional funding given to schools in order to support specific groups of children who are vulnerable to possible underachievement. The intended effect of this funding is to provide targeted support to help accelerate progress and raise attainment so that all children reach their full potential.
Mossbourne Riverside Academy uses its Pupil Premium to support a range of provisions across the school. The DfE state the following on their website:
- 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 their wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.
- In most cases, the Pupil Premium is allocated to schools and is clearly identifiable. It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools per FSM pupil, is spent since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.
- Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit. However, they will be held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families. New measures will be included in the performance tables that will capture the achievement of those deprived pupils covered by Pupil Premium.
Pupil Premium Spend at MRA
Pupil Premium Review 2018-19 and strategy for 2019-20
The impact of our Pupil Premium spend is reviewed at the end of each academic year.
For more information on the Pupil Premium, please click here.