What is Pupil Premium funding?
The pupil premium was introduced in April 2011 and is additional funding given to publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils to close the gap between them and their peers. Schools are free how to decide to allocate this funding to support the raising of attainment of the most vulnerable pupils.
Who receives the Pupil Premium?
Pupil Premium is allocated to pupils from low income families who are registered for Free School Meals (FSM) or have been registered for FSM in the last six years. Grants are based on those pupils included in the school’s January census.
Pupil Premium Spend 2017/18
In 2017/18 the pupil premium grant was £5580. The impact of the funding can be seen in the document below.
Pupil Premium Spend 2018/19
In 2018/19 the pupil premium grant was £8220. This academic year, the key barriers to learning are limited life experiences, financial difficulties, social and emotional needs and gaps in learning. The pupil premium grant is included in the school’s budget plans and will be used to provide:
- 1:1 support
- Intervention groups
- Subsidised school trips
See attached document for a more detailed breakdown.