Pupil Premium funding is allocated to the school based on pupils who are eligible for free school meals or who are Looked After Children by this or another Local Authority.
Pupil Premium is used to make a contribution to the cost of interventions which support those particular pupils to help narrow any gaps in their learning compared to that of their peers, or support their social and emotional needs and generally help them achieve their potential and be successful learners at St Nicholas Primary School.
We have high aspirations for all the children in our school community and believe that all children should be given the opportunity to reach their full potential. We seek, as a school community, to provide personalised learning opportunities and targeted support to allow every child to flourish.
Pupil Premium is allocated straight to our school and it is clearly identifiable. Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they feel is appropriate. The government thinks that schools are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for individual pupils within their responsibility. However all schools will be held accountable for how they have used additional funding to support pupils from low-income families and in care. The schools must report and publicise annually how the money has been spent and what the impact has been made on the achievements of the pupils.
At St Nicholas School, we have a small number of children who are eligible for Pupil Premium. In line with confidentiality, on our website we have decided not to give a numerical value to the amount of eligible pupils per year group.