The ‘Pupil Premium’ is a grant given to schools for each child who claims free school meals (FSM) currently or who has done so at some point in the past six years. It is extremely important that all parents/carers of children eligible for FSM do register as this grant enables us to provide extra resources for your children.

As the Universal Free School Meals are now available to all children in Reception and Years 1 and 2, Ark Byron Primary Academy will check on line for eligibility of free school meals.  The Pupil Premium grant is provided because national research has shown that, in some cases, students who are eligible for FSM may need additional support and resources to achieve the very highest grades. The government provides us with Pupil Premium funding so we can commission and allocate additional support to ensure all students achieve their potential.The support can be in a short burst of a few weeks, or run for a longer period of a term, two terms, a year or even more. It may take the form of one-to-one or small group teaching or extra support within lessons. It can be additional resources, enrichment or access to opportunities that accelerate learning or develop students’ ambitions.

Please see our policy section for details of the allocation of funds  and review of the spending effectiveness in the previous year. NB The strategy for 2018-2019 and review of last year will be published on the website following the next Governors meeting on Wednesday 10th October.