Pupil Premium Explained


The pupil premium is a Government initiative introduced in 2011 that targets extra money at pupils from deprived backgrounds, who, research shows, underachieve compared to their non-deprived peers. The premium is provided in order to support these pupils in reaching their potential. It is in addition to any funding the pupil may receive to support their special educational needs.

The Government has used pupils entitled to Free School meals as an indicator for deprivation, and have deployed a fixed amount of money to schools per pupil, based on the number of pupils registered for Free School meals.  In September 2012, the Ever6 rule was applied so that pupils who have had Free School meals or other indicators in the last 6 years are included in the Pupil Premium measure. Students from armed forces families receive a smaller amount of £300 PA. At Exeter House school we will be using data to identify our target children to ‘narrow the gap’ regarding attainment.

The Government does not dictating how schools should spend this money, but are clear that schools will need to employ the strategies that they know will support their pupils to increase their attainment, and ‘narrow the gap’.   Schools will be accountable for narrowing the gap, and this expectation applies to special schools where there is a focus on expected rates of progress in comparison to national data sets. (Progression Guidance)

How Does Exeter House School Use its Pupil Premium?

Exeter House School is committed to helping every child and their family to achieve the very best outcomes. We continually strive to actively promote the progress and attainment of pupils.