Pupil Premium

Our Pupil Premium Strategy

Pupil Premium is funding allocated to schools by the government to ensure that pupils are not disadvantaged academically due to family circumstances. 

The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 and is allocated to schools to support  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', and children of Service Personnel. 

National performance tables  capture the achievement of those groups covered by the Pupil Premium and  schools are required to publish online information each year about how the Pupil Premium has been used. 

At Benwick, our targeted and strategic use of Pupil Premium  supports us in achieving our school aims for all pupils to develop into happy, well-rounded individuals who reach their own full potential. Our strategies, to ensure children make accelerated progress, particularly in maths and English, are included in our plan. 

The impact of our strategies  is regularly measured throughout the year, in a variety of ways such as through data analysis, Pupil Progress meetings and anecdotal evidence. Updates are reported to School Governors throughout the year with an overall summary published at the end of each academic year.