What is Pupil Premium and how should it be used?
The Pupil Premium is funding in addition to the school’s budget and is based on the number of children eligible for free school meals (FSM), Children in Care (CiC) and for those children whose parents are currently in the Armed Forces.
‘It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools per FSM pupil, is spent since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.’
Source DfE website
The school will use this money to support systems and processes which ensure continued progress and academic achievement for those in vulnerable groups – FSM, CiC and children working below age related expectations.
Pupil Premium Funding for 2019-20
In the 2019-20 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:
Schools will also receive £1,900 for each pupil who has left Local Authority care because of one of the following:
· A Special Guardianship order
· A Child Arrangements order
· A Residence order
£300 will be available for service children or in receipt of pensions under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme (AFCS) and the War Pensions Scheme (WPS)
Proposed PP spending for 2020-21
In the current academic year the school is expecting £32,936 in Pupil Premium funding and plans to spend this money on: