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Irk Valley Community School

Irk Valley Community School

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Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium was introduced by the Department for Education (DfE) in 2011, as additional funding for pupils who receive Free School Meals and are Looked After Children. 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 wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.

From September 2012 the Government has required schools to publish online information about how they have used the Pupil Premium. It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools per FSM pupil, is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility. 

Please read the information below which gives details of:

  • Details of how the Pupil Premium was spent in the previous academic year
  • The impact of the previous year's expenditure
  • The amount of Pupil Premium allocation for the current year
  • A summary of the main barriers to achievement faced by eligible pupils
  • How the grant will be spent to address the barriers and the reasoning behind this strategy
  • How the impact will be measured
  • When the strategy will be reviewed