Since April 2011 schools receive an additional allocation of funding to support specific groups of pupils who may be disadvantaged.
Schools receive a pupil premium grant to support work with pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years,
have been looked after continuously for more than six months, and children of service personnel.
For further information about this funding see:
WHAT IS THE PUPIL PREMIUM?
The Pupil Premium is additional funding for schools to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities and to close the gaps between them and their peers.
For pupils registered as eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the last 6 years, schools receive £1,320 per pupil.
For pupils registered as having left local-authority care as a result of adoption; a special guardianship order; a child arrangements order; or who have been in local-authority care or looked after, schools receive £2,300 per pupil.
Pupils from Service Families
Pupils from Service families also attract Pupil Premium funding at the level of £300 per child. This money is to be used to support pupils’ pastoral needs, for example during times of parental deployment or during a move to, or away from, our school. It may also provide academic support for pupils who need additional support; sometimes caused by frequent school moves.
The government believes that head teachers and school leaders should decide how to use the pupil premium. They are held accountable for the decisions they make through:
-the performance tables which show the performance of disadvantaged pupils compared with their peers
-the Ofsted inspection framework, under which inspectors focus on the attainment of pupil groups, and in particular those who attract the pupil premium
-the reports for parents that schools have to publish online
The links below provide:
- an evaluation demonstrating the impact of this funding for the previous academic year
- a statement showing the way in which we will be using the funding during the 2019/20 academic year.