Pupil Premium is allocated to children from low income families who currently are known to be eligible for free school meals (FSM) and children who are looked after or adopted from care. This includes all children who have been eligible for FSM at any time in the last 6 years. Service children are also allocated additional funding.
Financial year 2014 to 2015
In the 2014 to 2015 financial year, schools receive the following funding for each child registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years:
• £1,300 for pupils in reception year to year 6 (This will increase to £1,320 in the academic year 2015 to 2016)
• £935 for pupils in year 7 to year 11
Schools also receive £1,900 for each pupil who has 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 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.
Children with a parent who has served in the armed forces at any point in the last 4 years, receive a grant of £300.
Schools are free to spend their Pupil Premium allocation as they see fit. However, they will be held to account for how the funding has been used to support pupils from low income families. Schools are required to publish online information about how this funding is used.
We ensure that pupils receive maximum benefit from this funding by …
- Regular monitoring of eligible pupils to ensure they are making good progress and receiving high-quality, targeted interventions if needed.
- Interviewing pupils to get their views on their educational experience.
- Producing a detailed report for the governing body on Pupil Premium expenditure and its impact for our pupils.
- Regularly adjusting provision to ensure effectiveness and value-for-money.
If you feel that your child is eligible for, but not currently receiving, Pupil Premium funding, please inform the school.
Your child does not need to have Free School Meals, but they must be registered in order to access the funding.
Children in Key Stage 1, who all receive Free School Meals as a matter of course, should still be registered.
Follow the link below to apply