Pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities and to close the gaps between them and their peers.
Pupil premium funding is available to:
- schools maintained by the local authority, including:
- special schools, for children with special educational needs or disabilities
- pupil referral units (PRUs), for children who can’t go to a mainstream school
- academies and free schools, including:
- special academies, for children with special educational needs or disabilities
- alternative provision (AP) academies, for children who can’t go to a mainstream school
- voluntary-sector AP, with local authority agreement
- non-maintained special schools (NMSS), for children with special educational needs as approved by the Secretary of State for Education under section 342 of the Education Act 1992
Pupil premium plus (PP+) for children in care is additional funding for schools to support and help raise their educational attainment and progress.
As an independent school, receiving Pupil premium or Pupil Premium Plus is not as standard.
In the rare case of Pupil Premium or Pupil Premium Plus being allocated to our school, we use it to purchase services and resource to support the individual progress of a child including key staff training, sensory toys, therapeutic services, and interventions.
As we have a very small number of students in receipt of any sort of additional PP or PP+ funding, for confidentiality reasons we are unable to publish our PP strategy online. However, this is made available during inspection or on request by the referring party.