The Government introduced the Pupil Premium Grant in April 2011. The aim is to help pupils from low income families get the best start in life.
The Pupil Premium is allocated to schools and is clearly identifiable. Schools can decide how the Pupil Premium is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility
At Pokesdown we continually reflect on our provision and improve it in order to ensure the best outcomes for all children. We support all our pupils by providing high quality, personalised classroom teaching supplemented by targeted support for vulnerable learners as and when required. This also includes opportunities to access LOTC activities, creative and expressive arts and meeting children’s social and emotional needs. We use current research to support and inform our decisions in how we use the money provided.
The School Leadership Team and Governing Body review and monitor the impact of all spending and interventions, including the Pupil Premium.
Amount of Pupil Premium Funding Allocated each year:
|Year||Amount||Number of pupils eligible|
|2021 - 2022||£119,705||89|
|2020 - 2021||£134,500||100|
|2019 - 2020||£143,880||109|
|2017 - 2018||£155,900||118|
|2016 - 2017||£161,040||122|
Find out how we have allocated our Pupil Premium Grant and our future plans.
If your child is eligible for Free School Meals, your child is adopted or you are a serving member of the armed forces, then we can claim Pupil Premium and use it support your child's development. Please either speak to the school office or apply for FSM directly to the local authority online at: http://www.bournemouth.gov.uk/ChildrenEducation/Schools/FreeSchoolMeals.aspx