Since April, 2011 the Government have provided the Pupil Premium to schools so they can support their disadvantaged pupils and close the attainment gap between them and their peers. This money is in addition to the main school funding received.
The Government believes it is the best way to address the underlying inequalities between children who are eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) and their peers. It also ensures that funding to tackle disadvantaged pupils directly reaches those who need it most.
PUPIL PREMIUM SPENDING AT ST. DAVID’S CENTRE:
Schools are required to report on their yearly allocation of the Pupil Premium, how it is used and the impact on educational attainment of those pupils at the school for whom grant funding was allocated.
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- The gap between pupils receiving the Pupil Premium(PP) and the rest of the cohort has been decreasing since its introduction in 2012.
- Prior to then, the APS for PP students was 103 with a 48 point gap between them and the rest of the school. This gap was reduced to 18 points in 2013 (131/149) and was turned into a positive gap of 27 in 2014 (213/186)
- APS has risen year on year for FSM pupils (2012 – 44, 2013 – 124 and in 2014 – 227)
- Similarly, LAC pupils’ figures have also risen (103 in 2012, 150 – 2013 and 168 – 2014)