Pupil Premium

Information for Parents

What is the Pupil Premium?

The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 and is additional funding the government gives to schools for each pupil on roll where they are deemed to be disadvantaged. The money must be spent on that pupil to support their education, but it is for the school to determine how it is spent.

Why is the Government providing the Pupil Premium?

Poverty or low income is the single most important factor in predicting a child’s future life chances with many pupils having low attainment by the time they leave school at age 16. The Government believes that the Pupil Premium is the best way to address these underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most and close the attainment gap.

Who receives the Pupil Premium?

Pupil Premium is allocated to pupils in school year groups from Reception to Year 11 from low income families who are registered for FSM, or who have been registered for FSM at any point in the last six years (known as ‘Ever 6’), children that have been Looked after by the Local Authority and children of armed service personnel.

Accountability?

All schools are required to publish on their websites, what the funding they have received, how the money is being spent and what impact that money has had.

Address

St George's C.E. Primary School

Concord Place, Salford, M6 6SJ

Tel: 0161 921 1660

Executive Headteacher: Mrs J Tyers

Contact: Mrs T Kehoe or Ms L Hartley