Our Pupil Premium Policy refers to a strategy about expenditure of funds allocated to us here at Oundle CE Primary School on a per-pupil basis for any child who has been eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) at any time during the preceding six years – known as FSM Ever 6. This is deemed to be the most useful indicator of a child’s relative deprivation.
Because of the established link between deprivation and educational underachievement, this grant is aimed at giving schools additional resources to support such children in overcoming any barriers they may have in order to engage successfully with education.
It also applies to ‘looked-after children’, adopted-from-care children and children of service families. The rationale for Pupil Premium is that all pupils eligible are enabled to make better than expected progress and to engage fully in every aspect of school life.
We are required to provide details about last year’s pupil premium spending and outcomes as well as this year’s pupil premium budget.