What is the Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium is additional funding given to publicly-funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and to close the gap between them and their peers.
The funding is available to both mainstream and non-mainstream schools such as special schools and pupil referral units.
Who is the Pupil Premium for?
The Pupil Premium is primarily aimed at Reception to Year 11 pupils who are from low-income families and are eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) or who have been registered for FSM at any point in the past six years.
How much is the Pupil Premium Funding?
In 2021-22 schools will receive the following pupil premium grant for eligible pupils:
- Schools get £1,345 for every primary age pupil, or £955 for every secondary age pupil, who claims free school meals, or who has claimed free school meals in the last 6 years
- Schools get £2,345 for every pupil who has left local authority care through adoption, a special guardianship order or child arrangements order.
- Local authorities get the same amount for each child they are looking after; they must work with the school to decide how the money is used to support the child’s Personal Education Plan.
- The service premium is not part of the pupil premium as the rules to attract the service premium are different.
Schools get £310 for every pupil with a parent who:
- is serving in HM Forces
- has retired on a pension from the Ministry of Defence
This funding is to help with pastoral support.
How Can You Help?
School funding is based on a formula which, among many other elements, includes the number of children who are entitled to Free School Meals.
Even if your child does not wish to take Free School Meals but is entitled to receive them, it is beneficial to the school for the eligibility to be recorded as we receive additional funding for your child for six years. This is especially important now that all children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 receive automatic free school meals.
If you think you are entitled to claim for Free School Meals, please call into the school office for an application form or the school office will happily send one to you.
The summaries below show how the pupil premium funding has been spent and how we propose to spend this year’s grant:
To read more about Pupil Premium Funding click here.
What is the PE and Sports Premium?
All young people should have the opportunity to live healthy and active lives. A positive experience of sport and physical activity at a young age can build a lifetime habit of participation. Schools are allocated funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of physical education.
How much is the PE and Sports Premium funding?
In 2021-22 schools will receive the following PE and Sports Premium grant for eligible pupils:
- Schools with 16 or fewer eligible pupils receive £1,000 per pupil
- Schools with 17 or more eligible pupils receive £16,000 and an additional payment of £10 per pupil
The summaries below show how the PE and Sports Premium grant has been spent and how we propose to spend this year’s grant: