Pupil Premium Grant

Pupil Premium is an additional funding stream or grant, provided by the Government for schools to further support those children classed as “disadvantaged”. Evidence shows that children from disadvantaged backgrounds generally face extra challenges in reaching their full potential at school and often do not perform as well as their peers.

In the conditions of grant for the pupil premium, the DfE says that ‘disadvantaged pupils’ are:

  • Pupils in year groups reception to year 11 recorded as ‘ever 6 free school meals (FSM)’
  • Eligible pupils in year groups reception to year 11 with no recourse to public funds (NRPF)
  • Looked after children (LAC), defined in the Children Act 1989 as one who is in the care of, or provided with accommodation by, an English local authority (LA)
  • Children who have ceased to be looked after by an LA in England and Wales because of adoption, a special guardianship order, or a child arrangements order (previously known as a residence order)

Families can claim the Pupil Premium Grant if they are eligible for free school (FSM), or if they have claimed FSM within the last 6 years. Check if your child may be eligible (https://www.herefordshire.gov.uk/schools-education/free-school-meals).

At Brockhampton, the needs of pupils eligible for Pupil Premium vary greatly across the school, with individuals requiring very different programmes of support based. We are continually informed by research into the most effective ways to enhance teaching and learning, and ensure that our strategy incorporates approaches that have proven to have the greatest impact on raising attainment.

The spending plan determined has been considered carefully alongside the specific needs of the individuals, our existing school development priorities and curriculum plans, with steps taken to ensure the initiative is implemented well with ongoing review to assess the impact of the plan.