Pupil Premium is additional funding to help schools reduce the difference in attainment between pupils from low income or disadvantaged families and their peers.
Pupils qualify for the pupils if:
- they are/have been registered from free school meals (FSM) in the past 6 years;
- they have been in care or looked after for more than 6 months;
- they have been adopted or have special guardianship orders or residence orders;
- their parents are serving in the armed forces.
SCHOOLS ONLY RECEIVE THIS FUNDING IF PARENTS REGISTER THEIR CHILD AS QUALIFYING.
To check if you are eligible, please visit Cumbria County Council - Apply for Free School Meals
Barriers to Learning
Children who are entitled to pupil premium in our school face a range of barriers that can affect their ability to learn. A number of children in receipt of Pupil Premium also have Special Educational Needs. Parental support for some of our children can also be varied and can fluctuate depending on family situations.
Attendance and punctuality are also issues affecting some of the children.
Behavioural issues also provide a challenge both within the classroom and during group work.
Some of the other key barriers to learning that we try to address through the use of Pupil Premium are access to opportunities, engagement, confidence-building and raising aspirations.