Pupil Premium

What is Pupil Premium? 

Pupil Premium is a government funding allowance which is additional to main school funding.  It was introduced in April 2011 and is allocated to schools to work with pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years.  As a group, children who have been eligible for FSM [free school meals] at any point in time have consistently lower educational attainment than those who have never been eligible for FSM.

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 within their responsibility.  However, they will be held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families.

The table below shows the amount of pupil premium allocated to each New River College site:

Site 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
New River College Primary £14,250 £17,160 £17,820
New River College Secondary £43,945 £57,970 £60,500

Pupil Premium Reports