The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England. It’s designed to help disadvantaged pupils of all abilities perform better, and close the gap between them and their peers.
At Bhylls Acre we take into consideration that year on year the needs of pupils eligible for pupil premium varies. We therefore review and reflect upon current practices at the start of a new financial year, implementing changes at the beginning of each academic year, to direct funding appropriately. Within a school year, where it is necessary, funds may be redeployed in line with advice from external agencies to ensure the allocation of funding best meets an individual’s needs. The ‘Education Endowment Foundation’ (EEF) and Department for Education guidance documentation such as ‘Unlocking Talent, Fulfilling Potential’ have been used to guide the rationale for planned expenditure each year.