Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium

What is Pupil Premium Funding?

The Pupil Premium is a national grant devolved to all local authority Schools and academies to be used to support the learning, achievement and progress of students:

–   in receipt of free school meals (FSM);

–  children who are – or who have been – in the care of the local authorities;

–  children of those serving in the armed forces.

This funding stream has been introduced at national level to address the significant gap in performance between these students in comparison with their peers. There is no directive for the school to spend the full amount allocated to eligible students on that student; each school may decide upon how best to use this funding to support students who meet the criteria for Pupil Premium. 

Funding levels for the academic year 2019/2020 are as follows:

Children in years 7 to 11 recorded as Ever 6 FSM (this means any student who has been eligible for free school meals at any point in the last six years) £935
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 £2,300
Children 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 (PLAC) £2,300
Children recorded as Ever 6 service child or in receipt of a child pension from the Ministry of Defence £300