The Pupil Premium is a government grant allocated to all schools once a year according to the number of children whose families currently receive benefits, or those who have been in receipt over the past six years. Schools have received this funding since April 2011.
The grant provides additional money for schools to improve the educational and personal outcomes of disadvantaged pupils including those who have been adopted from care, or:
Have been entitled to FSM at any point in the last six years
Children looked after for more than 6 months continuously at any point in the child’s history
Children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces
The funding is calculated using the January census figures for children registered as eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) in Reception to year 2. Nationally, pupils who receive Free School Meals underperform in comparison to those children who do not and Pupil Premium funding is therefore allocated to this vulnerable group of pupils in order to close the attainment gap.
Regulations require all schools to publish on their school website the amount allocated for Pupil Premium in respect of the current financial year, details of how it is intended to be spent, how the previous academic year’s allocation was spent, and the impact of this expenditure on the educational attainment of the identified group of pupils. This is monitored by the headteacher (Mrs Kay-Wood), the Inclusion Manager (Mrs Colvill) and by school governors.
The current allocation is £1,320 per child; £300 for Service children; or £1,900 for Looked-After children. Funding is paid directly to schools for schools to use. Parents and guardians need to self-declare their child’s status to the school where their child is on roll. Funding is not ring-fenced and schools can pool Pupil Premium money for numerous children to pay for collective support to gain maximum impact from the funding.
Please click here to see the allocation for 2018/2019 Pupil Premium (£43,440)
Please click here to see the allocation for 2017/2018 Pupil Premium (£31,100)
Please click here to see the impact of 2016/2017 Pupil Premium (£35,148)