More information about Pupil Premium funding can be found ‚Üíhere ‚Üź and also how to ascertain whether or not your child is eligible to register.
The pupil premium is additional funding received by schools for each pupil from disadvantaged families.
Its purpose is to ensure these pupils make the same progress and have access to the same opportunities as other pupils.
It is the schools decision as to how this money is best spent.
It is allocated to schools based on the number of children who come from low-income families which is defined as those who are currently known to be eligible for free school meals.
This means pupils who are entitled and have registered for free school meals however, do not necessarily take the meal are also eligible.
It also includes:
- pupils who have been eligible for free school meals at any point in the last six years
- children who are ‘looked after’ *(see bottom of page for full details)
For 2015-16 the pupil premium is ¬£1320 per pupil in years R to 6 and ¬£935 per pupil in years 7 to 11.
Looked after children receive up to ¬£1,900, ¬£1,000 of which is automatically received by the school and the remainder is accessible through the pupils‚Äô Personal Education Plan.
To see if your child is eligible for free school meals visit the DFE website
How we spend the pupil premium
Click¬†here for our 2014/2015 report on how Pupil Premium funding was spent
Click¬†here¬†for our 2013/2014 report on how Pupil Premium funding was spent
Click here for our 2015/2016 report on how Pupil Premium funding was spent
For 2016-17 the school has been allocated a total of ¬£38235¬† and carried forward ¬£3,104.14 from 15/16. The school will continue to adopt its highly individualized approach to spending the premium. Please note at this stage the 16/17 allocation is indicative and could be increased/decreased in the coming months.
An evaluation of 2016-2017 spending will be published by the end of July 2017.
All spending of pupil premium funds¬†is planned and is either pupil or small group specific. Plans include clear aims, actions to be undertaken and review points to assess the success of the plans and inform future decisions.
The school maintains case studies demonstrating impact and will continue to monitor progress of this cohort in terms of academic progress and having the same opportunities as their peers.
* In UK law, children in care are referred to as ‘looked after children’. A child is ‘looked after’ if they are in the care of the local authority for more than 24 hours. Legally, this could be when they are:
- living in accomdation provided by the local authority with the parents’ agreement
- the subject to an interim or full care order or, in Scotland, a permanence order
- the subject of an emergency legal order to remove them from immediate danger
- serving time in a secure children’s home, secure training centre or young offender institution
- unaccompanied asylum seeking children
A child will stop being ‘looked after’ when they are either adopted, returned home or turn 18. The local authority will continue to support children leaving care at 18 until the reach 21.