The pupil premium is an amount of money allocated to schools by the government and is based on the number of children in a school having free school meals. The aim of the pupil premium is to raise achievement among disadvantaged children in the school.
The Pupil Premium provides funding for pupils:
- Who have been in receipt of free school meals (FSM) at any point in the past 6 years (£1320 per child)
- Who have been continuously looked after for the past six months (£1900 per child)
- For children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces (£300 per child)
For the financial year 2015-2016, we received £230,647 for the pupil premium.
For the financial year 2016-2017, we received £238,048.25 for pupil premium.
For the financial year 2017-2018, we will receive £250,765.20 for pupil premium.
Varna Community Primary School is held accountable for the spending of these monies, performance tables will capture the achievement of disadvantaged students covered by the Pupil Premium. There has been a steady increase in the Pupil Premium funding over the years. Varna is committed to providing effective resources and ensuring vital support is in place for our disadvantaged students to improve their academic outcomes.
For more information please see the documents called Pupil Premium plan below, which state an evaluation of last year's spending and the intentions of how we will spend the money this coming year.