Pupil premium is funding to improve education outcomes for disadvantaged pupils in schools in England. Evidence shows that disadvantaged children generally face additional challenges in reaching their potential at school and often do not perform as well as other pupils.
Schools receive £1345 per pupil for pupils who are eligible for free school meals, or have been eligible in the past 6 years. The Department for Education believes school leaders are best placed to assess their pupils’ needs and use the funding to improve attainment, drawing on evidence of effective practice. It is therefore up to school leaders to decide how to spend the pupil premium.
The strategy reports below detail how Hardwick Green Primary Academy spends its Pupil Premium grant, and the impact of that spending to date.