Pupil Premium

The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.

Pupil Premium funds are allocated by the central government for pupils who have ever been Free School Meals in the last 6 years (FSM Ever6) or who are 'Looked After Children' (children in care or adopted).

The Government has decided that eligibility for the Pupil Premium will include pupils who have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the last six years (FSM Ever6) or who are 'looked After children' (children in care or adopted). A premium has also been introduced for children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces.

Also see: Pupil Premium Information for Parents (pdf)

Academic Year 2016/17

In 2016/17, The Pochin School has received £9,240.

The planned expenditure for this academic year of the Pupil Premium is as follows:

  • As a school we have continued to concentrate the funding into providing teacher and LSA support for pupils as individuals and small groups. This has been specific and targeted to ensure pupils in receipt of Pupil Premium are making progress that is at or above national expectations. This has been proven to have a positive impact at The Pochin School whilst we have been in receipt of Pupil Premium funding and therefore we have continued with this as our main approach.

Academic Year 2015/16

In 2015/16, The Pochin School has received £11,880.

The planned expenditure for this academic year of the Pupil Premium is as follows:

  • To provide intervention programmes for Pupil Premium children that require support in order to make the progress expected of other children.

Pupil Premium children made significant progress and achieved above national expectations.