What is the Pupil Premium?
Miss Hodges leads this area. The Pupil Premium provides additional funding on top of the main funding a school receives. It is targeted at students from disadvantaged backgrounds to ensure they benefit from the same opportunities as students from less deprived families. From September 2020, children who at any point in the past 6 years have been in receipt of Free School Meals (FSM) will receive £1385. Any child who has been continuously looked after for the past six months, or who has been adopted from care under the Adoption and Children Act 2002, or who has left care under a Special Guardianship or Residence Order will receive £2410. Finally, £320 goes to pupils whose parent/parents are currently serving in the armed forces or are in receipt of a pension from the MoD.
How the Pupil Premium is spent is monitored closely with all schools accountable for the impact of the money spent.
Our detailed Pupil Premium Strategy Statement includes intended outcomes, success criteria, actions/activities, rationale and evidence for academic years 2020/2021 and 2022/2023.This year’s strategy will be updated following each review throughout the year. Evidence for the rationale is taken from the Education Endowment Fund research, school data and other sources. Each strategy and spending element focuses on Teaching, Targeted Academic Support and Wider Strategies.
Our Pupil Premium Strategy also includes the recovery premium premium funding which is part of the government’s package of funding to support pupils whose education has been impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19).
It is a time-limited grant providing over £300m of additional funding for state-funded schools in the 2021 to 2022 academic year and £1bn across the 2022 to 2023 and 2023 to 2024 academic years.
It is focused on pupil premium eligible pupils and pupils in specialist settings such as special schools, special units and pupil referral units (PRUs). This is because of the additional impact of the pandemic on these students.