The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities and to close the gaps between them and their peers.
Financial year 2016 to 2017
In the 2016 to 2017 financial year, schools will receive the following funding for each child registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years:
Schools will also receive £1,900 for each pupil identified in the spring school census as having left local-authority care because of 1 of the following:
If a pupil has been registered as eligible for free school meals and has also left local-authority care for any of the reasons above, they will attract the £1,900 rate.
Children who have been in local-authority care for 1 day or more also attract £1,900 of pupil premium funding. Funding for these pupils is managed by the virtual school head (VSH) in the local authority that looks after the child.
Governors have agreed that whilst the Pupil Premium Grant must prioritise the achievement and well-being of Disadvantaged pupils, the benefits of resources and services should - wherever possible - extend to include other pupils, many of whom are also vulnerable.
The provision and impact of Pupil Premium Funding is monitored through all levels of leadership and management, including: Governors, SLT and Year groups, Performance Appraisal and training.
Governors, Leaders, Teachers and Support Staff are accountable for improving the educational opportunities for pupils entitled to the Pupil Premium.
If you have any further questions about Pupil Premium, or you believe that your child may be eligible for free school meals please contact Ms Jones for a confidential discussion or ask for the forms at the school office.