Pupil Premium Expenditure – Southfields Primary School
The Pupil Premium is an allocation of additional funding provided to schools to support specific groups of children who are vulnerable to underachievement. These children are classified as disadvantaged, meaning that due to family financial circumstances they are eligible to take up free school meal provision, or they are children looked after by the authority. This funding is provided to ensure that the pupils benefit from the same educational opportunities as pupils from wealthier families.
In order to raise attainment and provide enrichment among pupils classified as disadvantaged, Southfields Primary School received £245,520 pupil premium funding for the 2018-2019 financial year. 186 pupils were eligible for this funding and it has been used in a variety of ways in order to improve their attainment and help overcome their barriers to learning. The provision put in place with this funding has also been of benefit to all pupils on roll at the school (395 pupils).