Pupil Premium

As you may be aware, the Government announced funding for children who are in receipt of free school meals, Looked After Children who have been looked after by the Local Authority continuously for more than six months or children of Service Personnel. These groups have been identified since research shows that nationally, children in these categories, do significantly less well than other similar students so the funding is designed to bridge the gap. At Cockwood Primary School we already have excellent personalised provision and so children in these categories achieve in line with, or above, similar students nationally.

This additional funding is called the Pupil Premium and is ring-fenced from the school’s general budget as a separate budget allocated on the basis of the number of children who qualify for Pupil Premium assistance.