What is Pupil Premium?
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 (FSM) and their wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.
It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools per FSM pupil, is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.
Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit. At The Marton Academy we carefully identify where to spend this funding to ensure that it has a positive impact on the emotional well-being and progress and attainment of the children it is intended for. Its impact is carefully monitored and measured to ensure it is making a positive difference.
Find out more about whether your child might be eligible – even if you choose not to have a school dinner, the pupil premium will benefit the pupil and the school. If you wish to discuss this further please do not hesitate to contact us.