Cotmanhay Infant and Nursery School

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Pupil Premium




What is it?


Pupil Premium funding is additional funding given to schools so that we can support our disadvantaged pupils and close the attainment gap between these children and their peers.

Funding is based on children who have registered for a free school meal at any point in the last 6 years (called the Ever6 count), children that have been in care for more than six months and children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces.


How much do we receive?


For this academic year we have been allocated £151,823 of pupil premium. For the academic year 2017-18 we received £141,820 of pupil premium.

The percentage of our pupils known to be eligible for free school meals this academic year is 60% (based on the ever6 count). The national percentage is 26.7% (Primary).



Why was it introduced?


The Government believes that Pupil Premium Funding, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children who were eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) and their non-eligible peers, by ensuring that funding reaches the pupils who need it most. Whilst schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit, we are required to publish online information about how we have used it and the impact it has had.

Pupil Premium Strategy 2019 - 2020


Our Strategy for spending the Pupil Premium Funding is currently being devised and will be uploaded when complete.