Pupil Premium Funding
What is the Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium is additional funding given to schools so that they can provide personalised support to pupils qualifying for the grant and close any attainment gap between them and their peers. The amount of Pupil Premium funding received by school is currently £1900 per 'looked-after child' and £1320 per child who has been able to access free school meals within the last 6 years. In January 2015 Pupil Premium Funding was introduced for eligible pupils in Early Years settings, funded at £0.53 per hour spent at their setting each term.
For children in Years Reception, Year1 and Year 2 parents should look at the eligibility criteria detailed on the Free School Meals and Pupil Premium Key Stage 1 form (FM/B2) and then, if eligible, complete the form to enable to school to receive all the government funding to which it is entitled, to help support their child.
For children in Years 3 to 6 pupil premium funding is linked to whether a child is entitled to a free school meal, and families are encouraged to apply for this entitlement, even if they do not wish their child to always take their free meal each day.
For Early Years Pupil Premium, eligibility is checked through the Parental Agreement Form which is provided to all parents as part of the nursery aged pupil admission process. Additional copies can be obtained from the school office.
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 pupils who attract the pupil premium 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
Information about how the school has used its pupil premium funding can be viewed via the links below: