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Community Infant School

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Pupil Premium

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.

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:

  • Rainbow Team member of staff offering support for well-being for children and parents
  • Speech and Language support
  • iPads to support remote learning as well as for use in school
  • Resources for children to use at home
  • Help with payment towards attending breakfast and after school care for individual vulnerable children
  • Pay for one free termly School clubs for disadvantaged children
  • Speech and Language Link Subscription
  • Reading Rockstars resources and prizes
  • Subscription to the Phonics Play website
  • Subscription to Maths Shed
  • Play therapy for vulnerable children
  • Better Reading Partnership
  • Pay the School Voluntary Fund for disadvantaged children
  • School milk for disadvantaged children
  • Interventions
  • Training for staff to support the learning and well-being of vulnerable children
  • Help with finance towards school uniform for disadvantaged children

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:

  • £1,320 for pupils I Reception to Year 6


Schools will also receive £1,900 for each pupil who has left Local Authority care because of one of the following:

· Adoption

· 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)


The next Pupil Premium review will be in October 2021.