Isambard Brunel Junior School is an average sized junior school where the number of pupils eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) is above the national average (45.1% in 2018).
What is Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium is a sum of money allocated to schools each year to narrow attainment gaps between pupils from low income families and their peers. It aims to provide significant funding for disadvantaged children to help close the attainment gap and promote greater progress in line with their peers. Pupil Premium is allocated to the school and is generated by children:
- Who are currently known to be eligible for free school meals (FSM)
- Who have been ‘looked after’ continuously by a local authority for more than 6 months
- Children from service families (known as the Service Premium)
- Children who have been eligible for FSM at any point in the last 6 years
The level of the premium for 2017-2018 was £1,320 per pupil fitting the criteria above for FSM children, £1,800 for Looked After Children and £300 for children from service families.
From September 2012, schools are required to publish online information about how we have used the premium. This money is for schools to decide how to use but should be spent in order to improve educational attainment of children from low income families. The pupil premium has the potential to have a great impact on the attainment and future life chances of pupils.
Pupil premium strategy document 2016/17 is here.
Pupil Premium Review 2017 18 is here