PUPIL PREMIUM FUNDING AT ST PANCRAS SCHOOL
Each year the school receives a Pupil Premium Grant from the government. Pupil Premium is designed to ensure that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most. Schools receive additional funding for pupils from Reception to Y11 who are eligible for free school meals (FSM), are looked after or have parents currently in the Armed Forces. This funding includes any children who had been eligible for Free school Meals within the last six years. Schools can decide how the Pupil Premium is spent as they are best placed to decide what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their care.
At St Pancras, we support all our pupils; we are committed to ensuring that the teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all pupils, in particular those who are vulnerable or disadvantaged. These pupils can often have low expectations or self-esteem. Where this is identified, particular attention is paid to this aspect of their development alongside the careful and rigorous tracking of their academic progress.
A key priority is to narrow and eliminate any gaps in the performance of vulnerable pupils, and that of other pupils. We do this by providing high quality classroom teaching supported by interventions to target vulnerable learners as and when required. The School Leadership Team and Governing Body monitor the impact of all spending and interventions, including the Pupil Premium.
The majority of our work through the Pupil Premium Grant will be aimed at accelerating progress and moving children to at least age-related expectations. It may also be used to target able children who receive FSM to achieve greater depth at the end of KS1 or KS2.
" It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools per FSM pupil, is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility." Department for Education.