What is the Pupil Premium?
Introduced in 2011, the pupil premium is a sum of money given to schools each year by the Government to improve the attainment of disadvantaged children.
Additional money has also been provided since the pandemic, to support vulnerable pupils who fell behind during this time primarily through the national tutoring premium. The Priory School received £2,754 national tutoring premium in 2022-23.
Who can apply for Pupil Premium?
The majority of pupils who are eligible for pupil premium are also entitled to get free school meals (in addition to the universal free school meal to all pupils in EYFS, Class 1 and Class 2).
You are eligible for free school meals if you are in receipt of certain allowances or benefits of you find yourself in particular circumstances. The easiest and quickest way to apply is online at https://www.bournemouth.gov.uk/childreneducation/Schools/FreeSchoolMeals.aspx
However, if you do not have access to the internet, our office team will happily assist you in school.
How do Priory School spend the money?
Each school has to give an account to parents of how it intends/has spent the pupil premium in order to improve outcomes for disadvantaged pupils.
We recognise that some families might be reluctant to claim this benefit, despite the extra money that it gives school. Therefore we offer an instant £40 Stephenson’s uniform voucher each year for each child in receipt of the Pupil Premium grant.
Please read the information below which gives details of our latest Pupil Premium and Recovery Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.
Historic Strategy and Spending Plans
Details of our previous Pupil Premium and Recovery Premium Grants and how we allocated funding can be found below.
Our Pupil Premium champion is Mrs Fidge and she is responsible for the Pupil Premium strategy in the school, alongside the Headteacher. She is your first point of contact should you have any further questions.
Our SEND and Pupil Premium governor, Mrs Sarah Andrews, also has responsibility of oversight in this area.