The Pupil Premium is allocated to children from low-income families who are currently known to be eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) in both mainstream and non-mainstream settings and children who have been looked after by the local authority continuously for more than six months. This also include pupils eligible for FSM at any point in the last six years (known as the Ever 6 FSM measure).Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit. However we will be held accountable for how we have used the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families. From September 2012, we are required to publish online information about how we have used the Premium. This will ensure that parents and others are made fully aware of the attainment of pupils covered by the Premium and the extra support that they receive.
At Shottermill Infant School our prime aim is to narrow any gaps in attainment for pupils entitled to FSM and also enable those pupils to have access to after school activities. We are also able to include pupils who are not entitled to FSM but have a clear need to additional support for a variety of reasons. Other funding is added to the programme from the main school budget and our initial allocation for the Academic Year 2016-17 is £16,683 (September 2016 - March 2017).
The school's pupil premium strategy is reviewed annually at the start of the academic year.