Appleby Primary School

Appleby Primary School

Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Strategy 


Pupil Premium Funding

Pupil Premium is a payment made to schools by the Government. It makes up part of the school’s funding, is received into our budget and is made available for use throughout the whole school. Schools are free to decide how to allocate this funding to best support the raising of attainment for the most vulnerable pupils.


What is Pupil premium Funding?

Pupil premium is given to schools to raise attainment of pupils eligible for free school meals (or those that have been eligible within the last 6 years).  It was first introduced in April 2011.  Since then the amount schools receive has increased and schools must carefully plan, monitor and evaluate how this money is allocated.


How is funding allocated to schools?

From this year,  we will be looking at a 3 year strategy to move away from “time-consuming” full annual reviews. Instead we will look at a  “multi-year approach”, such as one review covering a three-year period, with “light touch” annual reviews. Thus following the DFE’s directive which would help schools take a longer view of the support the grant would provide and “align their plan with the wider school improvement strategy”. We will still summarise annually though due to the changes to the Pupil Premium year on year.


Please read the information below which gives details of our Pupil Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.
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