The Pupil Premium is allocated to local authorities and schools with pupils on roll that are known to have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any time in the last six years.
Each of these pupils currently attract £1320. Schools will have the freedom to spend the Premium, which is additional to the underlying schools budget, in a way they think will best support the raising of attainment for the most vulnerable pupils. Children in Nursery have also been eligible for this funding from April 2015 and are included in our whole school pupil premium provision.
Parents are strongly encouraged to register their child as eligible for FSM so that each school receives their maximum Pupil Premium entitlement. For more information, follow this link to the HertsDirect website.
The Pupil Premium is also provided for children in care who have been looked after continuously for at least six months.
Children of parents in the armed services, who face particular challenges, are also eligible for an amount of funding. The level of this Service Child premium is currently £300.
To see how we have spent our Pupil Premium this year, please download our latest Pupil Premium Report.
Please also take a look at our Pupil Premium Policy.
The Sports Premium is a similar grant which is allocated to schools to develop and enhance sports provision. In 2014-15, Fairlands Primary School received £8000 and used this money to contribute to employing a Sports Coach and a Sports Apprentice. These two members of staff work in EYFS to KS2, supporting teachers in delivering high quality teaching of all aspects of physical education. Please take a look at our Sports Premium Report for more information.