What is Pupil premium?
Pupil Premium is a Government initiative, which provides additional funding aimed at children from deprived backgrounds. Research clearly shows established links between deprivation and educational underachievement, with the grant enabling schools to support these children in overcoming any barriers they may have in successfully engaging with their education. The Pupil Premium is provided in order to support these children to reach their full potential by accelerating their progress and providing them with experiences which may not normally be available to them.
The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England.
Pupil premium funding is available to schools maintained by the local authority, including:
Funding for financial year 2020 to 2021
In the 2019 to 2020 financial year, schools will receive the following funding for each pupil registered as eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the last 6 years:
Schools will receive £2,300 for any pupil:
Schools will receive £300 for service family children. This is designed to assist the school in providing the additional support that these children may need and is currently worth £300 per service child who meets the eligibility criteria.
Schools will receive £1900 additional funding for children in care to assist with their additional needs. In our local authority this money is held centrally and schools must bid for the money stating clearly how it will be allocated.
We have used our pupil premium money to enable children to make accelerated progress in the core subjects. The funding is shared between the following areas:
Please read the document below for a more detailed breakdown and impact of last year's work.