Pupil Premium

 
The Government introduced the Pupil Premium Grant in April 2011. The grant is an allocation of additional funding provided to schools to support specific groups of children who are vulnerable to possible underachievement. These include pupils who are entitled to free school meals, those “looked after” by the Local Authority and children of Armed Service Personnel. The intended effect of this funding is to accelerate progress and raise attainment, supporting pupils in reaching their potential. The Government has given schools the discretion in how best to spend the Pupil Premium Grant, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for their pupils.
 
Principles of Pupil Premium at Dilton Marsh CE Primary School
We ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all the pupils and that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups. This includes ensuring that the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are adequately assessed and addressed. We assess the impact of pupil premium funding six times a year.