Charles Darwin Community Primary School
The Pupil Premium is additional funding provided to the school, over and above that provided for all pupils, to support the achievement and inclusion of children who are termed “disadvantaged.” Disadvantaged pupils are identified as those who currently get free school meals or have ever had free school meals. The aim is to “close the gap” in achievement, should there be one, between disadvantaged pupils and “other” pupils.
It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils in their responsibility. Although schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit, they will be held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support pupils from families on low incomes.