What is the Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium Grant is a government scheme designed to narrow the attainment gap for disadvantaged pupils in state schools in England. Introduced in 2011, the scheme was launched as a response to the findings of several research papers which found that:
Disadvantaged pupils face extra difficulties in reaching their educational potential.
Disadvantaged pupils often do not perform as well in comparison to their peers.
While the government allocates this extra funding, school leaders decide how the extra funding is distributed and used in their schools.
Schools also receive extra funding to support children with parents/carers in the armed forces. The purpose of this premium is to help mitigate the impact on service children of family mobility or parental deployment.
Schools must publish a strategy statement to explain how their pupil premium funding is being spent and the outcomes that are being achieved.
Cedar’s Pupil Premium Strategy
Our Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2021-2022 is below: