The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England. It’s designed to help disadvantaged pupils of all abilities perform better, and close the gap between them and their peers.
In the 2018 to 2019 financial year, schools will receive the following funding for each pupil registered as eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the last 6 years
- £1,320 for pupils in reception to year 6
Schools will receive £2,300 for any pupil identified in the January 2018 school census or the alternative provision census as having left local authority care as a result of:
- a special guardianship order
- a child arrangements order (previously known as a residence order)
- who has been in local authority care for 1 day or more recorded as both eligible for FSM in the last 6 years and as being looked after (or as having left local authority care)
Using the pupil premium effectively
The school uses the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) produced teaching and learning toolkit to help use the pupil premium effectively to support disadvantaged pupils.
EEF’s families of schools database has been used to ensure that good practice from similar schools has been taken in account. The EEF evaluation tool tis being used to help the schools measure the impact of the approaches they are using.
Pupil Premium Grant - identified groups
The grant is used based on the barriers to learning that are identified across the school. Currently the school has identified specific groups so that the funding can be used in a much more bespoke way. Some children will be identified in more than one group.
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 are identified as disadvantaged (previously known as Free School Meals) and their wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most. It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium Grants, allocated to schools per Pupil Premium pupil, is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility. 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. Measures include in the performance tables achievement of those deprived pupils covered by the Pupil Premium is captured.
Pupil Premium 201819
Pupil Premium 201718
Pupil Premium 201617