Publicly-funded schools in England get extra funding from the government to help them improve the attainment of their disadvantaged pupils.
Evidence shows that children from disadvantaged backgrounds:
- generally face extra challenges in reaching their potential at school
- often do not perform as well as their peers
The pupil premium grant is designed to allow schools to help disadvantaged pupils by improving their progress and the exam results they achieve.
Evidence suggests that pupil premium spending is most effective when schools use a tiered approach, targeting spending on teaching quality - investing in learning and development for teaching. At St Andrew’s we utilise pupil premium through teaching and academic support staff across the school.
Use of the pupil premium
It’s up to school leaders to decide how to spend the pupil premium. This is because school leaders are best-placed to assess their pupils’ needs and use funding to improve attainment.