The Pupil Premium is an allocation of additional funding provided to schools to support specific groups of children who are vulnerable to possible underachievement. It’s designed to help disadvantaged pupils of all abilities perform better, and close the gap between them and their peers. These include pupils who have been entitled to free school meals at any point in the past six years, those looked after by the Local Authority and the children of armed service personnel.
All schools are required to report on the amount of funding received and how this is being used and the impact.
In the 2019 to 2020 financial year, schools will receive the following funding: :
From April 2020 the new rates for Pupil Premium will be as follows:
* £1, 345 for each pupil registered as eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the last 6 years.
* £310 for service premium children.
* £2, 345 for children who have ceased to be looked after by a local authority in England and Wales because of adoption, a special guardianship order, a child arrangement order or a residence order.
The Pupil Premium funding is used as follows:
The progress and attainment for individual children is tracked and monitored carefully to ensure they achieve their full potential.