Pupil Premium money is additional funding which is allocated to schools to be used to support children who belong to groups which are vulnerable to underachievement. This includes children who are entitled to free school meals and children who are looked after by the local authority. The purpose of this funding is to accelerate progress and raise attainment.
The amount of money allocated to schools under Pupil Premium is clearly identifiable. It is, however, at the discretion of the school to decide how it is spent, since they are in the best position to assess what intervention strategies or additional support will be best placed to support their individual pupils to make progress.
At Homer, our priority is to ensure that all pupils, from all backgrounds, have an equal chance of success. Our Pupil Premium funding is used to help target pupils with additional intervention and support in order to:
- Improve their levels of attainment and progress;
- Close achievement and attainment gaps in relation to school averages;
- Have full access to our curriculum;
- Access our extra-curricular provision.
For further information on the allocation and use of Pupil Premium funding at Homer, please see the documents below: