The Pupil Premium is a government initiative designed to target resources to those pupils deemed to be from a disadvantaged background. The pupil premium is allocated to pupils on free school meals (FSM), Looked After Children (LAC) and children from families with parents in the armed forces. This year the premium is worth £1320 per pupil (2016/17), with all children who have been eligible for FSM at any point in the last six years being included. Historically, levels of attainment have been lower for pupils who are eligible for FSM; this is a national trend. At Thistly Meadow Primary School we aim for each pupil, regardless of background or ability, to have every opportunity to achieve their very best, supporting our mission to inspire every child with the joy of lifelong learning. Our commitment to striving for excellence for all pupils is supported by our commitment to provide outstanding care, guidance and support so that we do not limit our pupils’ potential in any way.
You can read our Pupil premium report for 2015 – 16 here: