Funding for 2014 to 2015
In the 2014 to 2015 financial year, all Primary schools receive the following funding for each child registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years:
Schools will also receive £1,900 for each looked-after pupil who:
As a State maintained school we receive funding through The Service Pupil Premium, which is provided by the Department for Education for children of Regular Armed Forces personnel. We receive funding of £300 per child which is provided to fund additional (mainly pastoral) support.
Identifying disadvantaged pupils
The government uses eligibility for free school meals as the main measure of deprivation at pupil level.
For the academic year 2013 to 2014 all schools are provided with a list of pupils who have been eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years.
This data allows us to identify the pupils who have previously attracted pupil premium funding so we can target support accurately. The nature of this support varies from year to year, but our key objective in using the Pupil Premium Grant is to narrow the gap between pupil groups. As a school we have a good track record of ensuring that pupils make good progress, but historically levels of attainment are lower for FSM (eligible for free school meals) – this is also a national trend.
At St Mary Bourne Primary school we have high aspirations and ambitions for our children and we believe that no child should be left behind. We are determined to ensure that our children are given every chance to realise their full potential.