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The Government introduced Pupil Premium in 2011. It is additional to main school funding and is intended to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.
The Pupil Premium is allocated to schools to work with pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years.
Schools also receive funding for children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months, and children of service personnel.
Barriers for Disadvantaged Pupils
At Lyon Park Primary School we have identified a number of barriers which disadvantaged pupils (those entitled to Pupil Premium) face through their time at Lyon Park Primary School. These are barriers which can impact on pupils’ attainment, progress and wellbeing, particularly in comparison to their peers.
The main barriers we have identified are:
- Arrival in school with below average attainment, especially in speech, language and communication
- Decreased likelihood of fulfilling complete academic potential – especially higher ability learners
- Fewer opportunities outside school for enrichment and wider personal development
- Increased risk of social and emotional difficulty
- Lack of opportunity to prepare fully for life in modern Britain
How Lyon Park uses its Pupil Premium
At Lyon Park, we target our use of Pupil Premium funding to remove the barriers we have identified and improve standards for eligible pupils. In 2018-19, Pupil Premium eligible pupils form 4% of the school population.
We do this through three main funding categories:
- Enrichment and Wellbeing
Expenditure and Impact
For a detailed analysis of:
- Our plans for our Pupil Premium funding in 2017-18
- The impact of our Pupil Premium funding in 2016-17
Historical records can be found here:
There are currently 45 Pupils in receipt of the Pupil Premium Grant this academic year.