What is Pupil premium?
At Laira Green, we recognise that all pupils regardless of their background should have equal access to the curriculum, which will enable them to reach their full potential.
Pupil Premium is a Government initiative, which provides additional funding aimed at children from deprived backgrounds. Research clearly shows established links between deprivation and educational underachievement, with the grant enabling schools to support these children in overcoming any barriers they may have in successfully engaging with their education.
The Government have used pupils entitled to Free school meals as an indicator for deprivation and have deployed a fixed amount of money to schools per pupil, based on the number of pupils eligible for Free school meals. Looked after children and those of Armed Service Personnel are also eligible for this increased funding.
The Pupil Premium is provided in order to support these children to reach their full potential by accelerating their progress and providing them with experiences which may not normally be available to them.
The documents below provide a more detailed breakdown.