Pupil Premium funding is allocated to schools in respect of children from low-income families who are currently known to be eligible for Free School Meals (FSM), children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months and children from service families. Since 2012-2013 this has also included 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 to 'narrow the gap' between children from disadvantaged circumstances and those above the low-income threshold - it is not linked to a specific child but is to be used for overall impact. However, we are held accountable for how we have used the additional funding to support pupils.
Within Harrowby Church of England Infant School
We continue to spend our budget with prudence and with the best interests of the children at the forefront. All members of staff accept responsibility for disadvantaged pupils and are committed to meeting their pastoral, social and academic needs within the school environment. We are committed to 'Narrowing the Gap' for all the pupils but specifically the vulnerable pupils. The Pupil Premium forms a part of that process.
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