Pupil Premium 2016-2017
The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.
The Pupil Premium is allocated to children from low-income families who are currently known to be eligible for FSM in both mainstream and non-mainstream settings and children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months.
The Government decided that eligibility for the Pupil Premium in 2012-13 was to be extended to pupils who have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the previous 6 years. As a group, children who have been eligible for FSM at any point in time have consistently lower educational attainment than those who have never been eligible for FSM.
A premium is also available for children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces and looked after children.
Sports Premium 2015-2016
In the academic year 2015-2016 Highfield Junior and Infant school received £11,596 from the government provided sport premium. The sport premium funding is allocated to primary schools for them to utilise specifically for primary P.E and sport provision. Schools can use the funding in the way in which they see best for their school and its needs.
Pupil Premium 2015-2016
In 2011-12, the Government launched its Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) for schools. This money is allocated to schools based on the number of pupils in the school that are:
- Eligible to Free School Meals
- Looked After Children
- Children of parents serving in the Armed Forces
From April 2013 the PPG has been expanded to include all children who have been eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) within the last 6 years. Funds are allocated to support initiatives to ensure pupils reach their full potential, both academically and socially. At Highfield we are committed to promoting the progress and attainment of all our pupils, whatever their backgrounds, so that they can strive to achieve their full potential. The targeted and strategic use of Pupil Premium Grant will support us in achieving this vision.