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 PE and Sport Premium Funding
Since September 2013 the government has provided additional funding to schools for Physical Education (PE) and sport.
Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport they offer.
Schools receive PE and sport premium funding based on the number of pupils in years 1 to 6. In most cases, the number of pupils is determined by using the data from the January school census.
This year (2017-2018) schools with 17 or more eligible pupils receive £16,000 and an additional payment of £10 per pupil.