Pupil Premium Review
In March 2015 we commissioned a Pupil Premium Review aimed at analysing our spending on Pupil Premium and assessing what is working well and what next steps could be taken to improve further.
Below is a copy of the report that was completed in May 2015.
In November 2017, a Vulnerable Groups Review was carried out as part of the Swindon Virtual School’s ‘Path to Outstanding’ project, which Eldene is a member of. Below is a copy of the report.
What is the Pupil Premium?
The Government considers the Pupil Premium to be a key element of their education policy. Introduced in April 2011, the Pupil Premium provides additional funding to schools to target specific groups of children who are vulnerable to underachievement. These include pupils from low income families; children in care and the children of armed service personnel.
For the financial year 2017-18, £1300 has been allocated to schools for any pupil who has been registered for Free School Meals in the last six years and £1900 looked-after children who have been in continuous care for more than six months. In addition, a Service Child Premium of £300 per pupil has been allocated to children with parents in the armed services in recognition for the particular challenges that they face.
What are the aims of the Pupil Premium?
The purpose of the Pupil Premium is to raise the achievement and aspirations of disadvantaged groups of children.
The link between free school meal eligibility and underachievement is strong. The Pupil Premium seeks to tackle this inequality in educational outcomes. The Premium is intended to help schools to provide targeted support to improve the life chances of children from lower income families and young people who face additional challenges in their lives so that they can reach their full potential.
Previous Pupil Premium Spending