Pupil premium

The pupil premium is additional funding given to publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.

In the 2021 to 2022 financial year, schools will receive the following funding for each child registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years: £1,345 for pupils in reception year to year 6. That’s why it is really important to register for free school meals even if your child is in key stage 1.

How many pupils at Cabot Primary School are eligible for Pupil Premium?

56% of the pupils on role in October 2020 were eligible for Pupil Premium.  That is 100 pupils.

What is the Pupil Premium allocation for 2021-22?

The pupil premium allocation for the current academic year is £134,500.

How will the impact of the spending of Pupil Premium be measured?

To monitor progress on attainment, measures are included in national performance tables that capture the achievement of students covered by the Pupil Premium. At Cabot Primary School, the cycle of data collection and the monitoring and tracking of the cohort’s attainment, is be used to inform pupil progress and enable the early identification of need, support and appropriate intervention.

How is the school accountable for how it spends Pupil Premium money?

The head teacher and school governing body are accountable for the impact of pupil premium funding in the following ways:

  • performance tables, which show the performance of disadvantaged pupils compared with their peers
  • published details online each year of how they are using the pupil premium and the impact it is having on pupil achievement
  • the Ofsted inspection framework, where inspectors focus on the attainment of pupil groups, and in particular those who attract the pupil premium.