The Pupil Premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England. It's designed to help disadvantaged students of all abilities perform better, and close the gap between them and their peers.
In the 2018 to 2019 financial year, schools will receive the following funding for each student registered as eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the last 6 years:
- £1,320.00 for students in Reception to Year 6
- £935.00 for students in Year 7 to Year 11
Schools will receive £2,300.00 for any student:
- Identified in the January 2018 school census as having left local authority care as a result of:
- A special guardianship order;
- A child arrangements order (previously known as a residence order)
- Who has been in local authority care for one day or more
- Recorded as both eligible for FSM in the last 6 years and as being looked after (or as having left local authority care)
For students who attract the £2,300.00 rate, the virtual school head will manage the funding.
To ensure we are using the Pupil Premium effectively, we work with the "Achievement for All - Achieving Schools Programme" to address the issues faced by children and colleagues, changing lives for the better through the four key areas of:
- Teaching, learning and assessment
- Wider outcomes and opportunities
- Parent and carer engagement
We also undertake regular impact reviews of our strategy statement alongside an external review of our practice.