The Pupil Premium Grant 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. Schools receive funding for each child registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years:
- £1,345 for primary-aged pupils;
Schools receive £2,345 for each looked-after pupil who:
- Has been looked after for 1 day or more;
- Was adopted from care on or after 30 December 2005, or left care under;
- A special guardianship order;
- A residence order.
Schools also receive £310.00 for each for pupils whose parents are in the armed services.
Special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) can affect a child or young person’s ability to learn. They can affect their:
- behaviour or ability to socialise, for example they struggle to make friends
- reading and writing, for example because they have dyslexia
- ability to understand things
- concentration levels, for example because they have ADHD
- physical ability
Pupil Premium Grant Expenditure
The Pupil Premium is allocated to children who are, or have been in the previous six years, eligible for FSM (Free School Meals, now called Ever 6); children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months and children of Service families. Historically, FSM pupils make slower progress and achieve lower results than those children who do not receive FSM. This is a national issue. In the main, service children achieve very well at school. However, schools have reported that there can be additional needs relating to service children’s emotional and social well-being.
The purpose of the Pupil Premium is to target support to ‘narrow the gap’ and schools will be able to use the Service Premium to fund this support, as they feel appropriate. In order to show how we use this Pupil Premium grant, we have prepared the following reports.