The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school means (FSM) and their wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.
In most cases the Pupil Premium is allocated to schools and is clearly identifiable. It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools per FSM pupil, is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.
For pupils from low-income families in non-mainstream settings, it is for the local authority to decide how to allocate the Pupil Premium. For instance it could be allocated to the setting where they are being educated, or held by the local authority to spend specifically on additional educational support to raise the standard of attainment for these pupils. The authority must consult non-mainstream settings about how the Premium for these pupils should be used.
Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit. However they are held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support pupils from low income families within the school.
New measures will be included in the performance tables that will capture the achievement of those deprived pupils covered by the Pupil Premium. From September 2012 all schools are required to publish their spend data on line to show how they have used the premium. This approach will ensure that ensure that parents/carers and others are made fully aware of the attainment of pupils covered by the Premium.
Please click on the link below to read the information which gives details of our PE & Sport Premium Grant, and how the money is spent.
Annual Reports & Accounts
These are published as a trust overall as we are seen as one body rather than individual schools.
To view the TKAT annual accounts and reports, please follow this link http://www.tkat.org/93/documents