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 who are or have been eligible for free school meals in the past 6 years (FSM and Ever6), Children in Care, children whose parents are in the armed forces and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.
In most cases the Pupil Premium is allocated to schools and is clearly identifiable. It is for the school to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent. However, schools will be held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support pupils who qualify for the Pupil Premium. New measures will be included in the performance tables that will capture the achievement of the pupils covered by the Pupil Premium.
Pupil Premium Funding: In 2013-14 the funding received by St Swithun's was £30,090 In 2014-15 the funding received by St Swithun's was £38,300 In 2015-2016 the funding received by St Swithun's was £31,680 In 2016-2017 the funding received by St Swithun's was £41,111 In 2017-2018 the funding received by St Swithun's was £50,160
The impact of this spending is monitored and reviewed by the school on a termly basis.