Pupil Premium Statement
Meridian Angel Primary School
Raising the achievement of the disadvantaged
What is the Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium is funding allocated to the school for pupils of low-income families who are known to be eligible for free school meals (see eligibility link below). In 2012 the Pupil Premium was extended to pupils who have been eligible for free school meals at any point in the last six years (known as the Ever 6 Free School Meals measure).
Schools also receive funding for children who have been looked-after continuously for more than six months, and a smaller amount for the children of service personnel.
The main aim of the funding is to raise the attainment of disadvantaged children and young people. The funding equates to £1320 per eligible primary school child and £2300 per pupil for looked-after children who have been looked after for 1 day or more, are adopted or are under a Special Guardianship Order or Residence Order.
Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit. However, they are accountable for how they use the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families and the other target groups. Measures have been included in the performance tables that show the achievement of pupils who attract the Pupil Premium.
School accountability for the pupil premium
The Pupil Premium is paid to schools as they are best placed to assess what additional provision their pupils need. Ofsted inspections will report on how the school’s use of the funding affects the attainment of their disadvantaged pupils.
Schools are held to account through performance tables, which include data on:
Meridian Angel Primary School has used toolkits identified by the Department of Education to uniform its provision. The school further plans for each child individually to ensure there are no gaps in achievement and that they are well supported in a range of areas.
Meridian Angels offer for eligible pupils consists of the following:
Nic Hunt is the Lead Teacher for Pupil Premium. Mr Hunt liaises with the Headteacher and other staff to assess the children’s needs and to plan the appropriate support. He also tracks the educational progress and achievement of each Pupil Premium eligible child. Please do not hesitate to contact him should you have any further enquiries (0203 773 3895 / firstname.lastname@example.org).