The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011. In 2011-2012 schools and academies were allocated Pupil Premium funding for children from low-income families who were eligible for Free School Meals or who had been Looked After for more that six months. In 2012-2013 schools had been allocated a total of £1.25 Billion of funding for children from low-income families who were eligible for Free School Meals, Looked After Children and those families from the armed forces.
The level of funding set for 2011-12 was £488 per pupil. This increased to £600 per pupil in 2012-13. A further increase to £953, for pupils in our academy, was implemented in 2013-2014.
Eligibility for Pupil Premium for 2012-2013 was extended to pupils who have been eligible for Free School Meals at any point in the last six years (known as the Ever 6 Free School Meals measure).
At Queensmead Primary Academy, Pupil Premium funding is carefully targeted at the designated children and we are able to clearly identify how the money has been spent and how it will be used in the future.
Pupil Premium Overview
The Queensmead Primary Academy serves an area of high deprivation and significant poverty and social challenge. We work tirelessly to support pupils and parents in striving to ensure that all pupils get the best possible deal and educational support/challenge whilst at our Academy .
Pupil Premium Funding is a crucial element of our core teaching and learning offer - being used smartly and wisely to maximise teacher led core teaching and precise interventions for those pupils who need it the most. Our policy statement gives a flavour of the approach we take.