The pupil premium grant is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England. It’s a school-level grant that gives schools extra resources to help them meet challenges, including those arising from deprivation.
It’s allocated for schools to:
- improve the academic outcomes of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities
- close the attainment gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers across the country
Financial Year 2019/20
For the financial year 2019 - 2020 we have received an allocation of £418,495. This grant is funded for any child attending the school who has been on free school meals during the last 6 years. Pupil premium funding is distributed based on the following criteria:
- £1,320 for primary-aged students
- £935 for secondary-aged students
- £2,300 for Children Looked After (CLA) defined in the Children Act 1989 as one who is in the care of, or provided with accommodation by, an English local authority.
- £2,300 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 arrangements order or a residence order
Pupil Premium Strategy
The plan below outlines how we will ensure that the Pupil Premium allocated to us has an impact on narrowing the attainment gaps which currently exist between our disadvantaged students and their peers. From September 2019 the Department for Education have encouraged schools to move towards a multi-year strategy in order to take a longer view of the support the grant will provide and to align more closely with our wider school improvement strategy. This is reflected in our plan below: