Every child should be given the chance to realise their potential at school, regardless of their background. In order to achieve this, schools are given extra money to support children from a disadvantaged background to remove potential barriers to learning and ensure all children reach their full potential. This extra funding is called The Pupil Premium and is used to facilitate high-quality teaching, provide targeted academic support, and tackle non-academic barriers to academic success, such as difficulties with attendance, behaviour, and social and emotional wellbeing. Following the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, schools also receive the recovery premium grant. Recovery premium is a time-limited grant which will provide additional funding from 2021 - 2024.
The funding is allocated to schools based on the number of children who are eligible. To be eligible for pupil premium or recovery premium, pupils must be:
- Currently eligible for free school meals (FSM) or have been eligible for FSM at any point in the last 6 years
- Children previously in care who have been adopted, or who have a special guardianship order, a child arrangements order or a residence order.
- Children recorded as being from service families.
If you think your child might be eligible for the additional funding, please follow this link and apply online or alternatively, pop into the office with a completed form and they can apply for you.
We are committed to supporting all disadvantaged pupils at Cranborne. Please take some time to look at our Pupil Premium Strategy which outlines how we plan to spend the additional funding and reviews the successes from our previous academic year. It is clear to see that disadvantaged children do well at Cranborne and the additional funding is used effectively to ensure the gap is closing.