Pupil Premium is additional funding which is allocated to schools on the basis of the number of pupils who have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point over the last six years (known as ‘Ever 6 FSM’).
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 meals (FSM) and their wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most. The Department for Education urges schools and local authorities to encourage parents to register their child as eligible for FSM so that each school receives their maximum Pupil Premium entitlement. Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit. However they will be held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families.
In the 2020 to 2021 financial year, schools will receive the following funding for each child registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years:
- £1,320 for pupils in reception year to year 6
- £935 for pupils in year 7 to year 11
Schools will also receive £2,300 for each pupil who has left local-authority care because of 1 of the following:
- a special guardianship order
- a child arrangements order
- a residence order
HOW WE HAVE USED OUR PUPIL PREMIUM GRANT
- Intervention strategies to support pupils in reaching their full potential in English and Maths
- Intervention and special activities to support children's emotional well being
- Providing small group work focussed on overcoming gaps in learning support
- Pastoral and emotional support to families
- Support to access a range of learning including visits and residential trips
Our Pupil Premium Leader, Mrs N Downey, along with the Head Teacher and the Governors, will publish information annually on how the Pupil Premium Grant has been spent (see documents below) to ensure that all our children can be the best they can be.