Pupil Premium


What is Pupil Premium?

The government introduced a fund called Pupil Premium (PP) which allocates money to schools for all students who receive free school meals (FSM). This money provides additional per student funding on top of the existing funding provided to schools. Schools are free to spend this additional funding as they choose to raise the achievement of students. Schools are required to publish details of how they will be spending the money.

Who is eligible for Pupil Premium?

  • Pupils in year groups reception - year 6 recorded as Ever 6 free school meals (FSM)
  • Pupils in years 7 - 11 recorded as Ever 6 FSM
  • Looked-after children (LAC) defined in the Children Act 1989 as one who is in the care of, or provided with accommodation by, an English local authority.
  • Children who have ceased to be looked after by a local authority in England or Wales because of adoption, a special guardianship order, a child arrangement order or a residence order.

At Sunnydown we are committed and determined that all of our students will achieve and thrive during their time at school. Pupil premium is used to provide focussed support and pastoral care to children that require it so that they are able to achieve their full potential.

The school considers how to allocate pupil premium money on an annual basis following data analysis and careful consideration of the needs of the children within this group with all key staff in school.

We believe through a robust process, Pupil Premium makes a positive impact on the lives of students who receive it. To enable us to support students we consider the barriers our students face to succeeding and achieving their aspirations.

To read our Pupil Premium Report, please select from the links below. We are proud to be able to report that our Pupil Premium students are doing really well.