What is the Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium is funding provided by the government to schools (on top of normal funding per child) to support learners who are disadvantaged to achieve their potential.
From September 2019, the Pupil Premium funding a school receives is:
- £935 per pupil in years 7 to 11 recorded as Ever 6 free school meals
- £2,300 per pupil for 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 per pupil for 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
- £300 per pupil for pupils in year groups reception to year 11 recorded as Ever 6 service child or in receipt of a child pension from the Ministry of Defence
Statistics for many years show that there is a difference between the attainment of those students who are considered disadvantaged and those which are not, even if they come to school with the same abilities.
This is because of the opportunities that some children can be offered. The Pupil Premium is designed to help diminish the difference and allow all students to achieve their potential.
Please refer to the document linked below to find out how we plan to utilise the current funding allocation, and how we have utilised the previous funding allocation.