Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Statement

The pupil premium is allocated to children from low-income families who are currently known to be eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) and children who are looked after for more than six months (LAC).  In addition, Pupil Premium is allocated for children of families who are currently serving in the armed forces.

The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.

Pupil premium funding is available to:

  • Local Authority maintained schools, including special schools and pupil referral units (PRUs)
  • Voluntary-Sector Alternative Provision (AP), with Local Authority agreement
  • Special Schools Not Maintained by the Local Authority (NMSS)
  • Academies and Free Schools, including special and AP Academies
We must publish details of how we spend our pupil premium provision and the effect this funding has had on the attainment of our children who attract the funding.

At Aston Lodge Primary School we aim to narrow the disadvantage gap by continuing to improve teaching and learning and removing barriers to learning, in order to raise the attainment of those pupils low-income families.

We continue to develop targeted strategies which will result in pupils, however financially disadvantaged, being able to have full access to our curriculum.  This is through quality teaching and extra-curricular experiences.  All pupils, including those from disadvantaged backgrounds, are closely monitored to ensure that they make improved progress – thus leading to a narrowing of any attainment gap.