What is Pupil Premium?
The pupil premium is additional funding given to publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.
Pupil premium funding is available to both mainstream and non-mainstream schools, such as special schools and pupil referral units.
Funding for 2017/18
In the 2017 to 2018 financial year, schools will receive the following funding for each child registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years:
- £1,320 for pupils in reception year to year 6
- £935 for pupils in year 7 to year 11
Schools will also receive £1,900 for each pupil identified in the spring school census as having left local-authority care because of 1 of the following:
- a special guardianship order
- a child arrangements order
- a residence order
If a pupil has been registered as eligible for free school meals and has also left local-authority care for any of the reasons above, they will attract the £1,900 rate.
Children who have been in local-authority care for 1 day or more also attract £1,900 of pupil premium funding. Funding for these pupils is managed by the virtual school head (VSH) in the local authority that looks after the child.
Plans for 2017/18 Pupil Premium and Pupil Premium Plus allocation
Pupil Premium Funding for 2017/18 is projected to be £11,668.
Impact of Pupil Premium Funding 2016/17– end of KS1 and KS2 Results
The funding for 2016/17 was £16,890.
The pupil premium grant was used to support low attaining and low achieving pupils by providing a facility for small group work using Teaching Assistants and Higher Level Teaching Assistants and also 1:1 intervention.
Key Stage 1
No pupils taking part in KS1 SATS were in receipt of pupil premium funding.
Key Stage 2
At the end of 2016/17 - No pupil premium pupils achieved the expected standard in reading. No pupil premium pupils achieved the expected standard in writing and maths.