What is the Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 and is additional funding that the government gives to schools for each pupil on roll where they are deemed to be disadvantaged.
The Department of Education website is a good source of additional information. Click here to view.
Who receives the Pupil Premium?
Pupil Premium is allocated to pupils:
1. In Reception to Year 11 who are from low-income families and registered for Free School Meals (FSM) , or who have been registered for FSM at any point in the last 6 years.
2. Who are Looked-after children (LAC) - defined in the Children Act 1989 as one who is in the care of, or provided with accommodation by, an English local authority.
3. Who have ceased to be looked after by a local authority in England and Wales because of adoption, a special guardianship order, a child arrangements order or a residence order.
How much are the Pupil Premium Grants worth?
The Pupil Premium for the financial year 2016-2017 is as follows:
|Disadvantaged Pupils||Pupil Premium per pupil|
|Pupils in year groups reception to year 6 recorded as registered for FSM in the last six years||£1,320|
|Looked-after children (LAC) defined in the Children's Act 1989, as one who is in the care of, or provided with accommodation by, an English local authority.||£1,900|
|Children who have ceased to have been looked after by a local authority in England and Wales because of adoption, a special guardianship order, a child arrangements order or a residence order||£1,900|
Please click below to find out how we have been spending our Pupil Premium money, and what the impact has been.
School Sport Funding
From September 2013, the government is providing additional funding of £150 million (per annum) for Physical Education (PE) and sport.
This funding should be used to improve provision of PE and sport within primary phase schools. This funding, provided jointly by the Departments of Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, will be allocated to primary school Headteachers. It is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools.
Funding for schools is calculated by reference to the number of primary-aged pupils (between the ages of 5-11), as recorded in the annual schools census.
School with 17 or more eligible pupils received £8,000 and an addition payment of £5 per pupil.