What is the Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium is additional funding provided to schools by the Government for certain groups of pupils. It is for schools to use as they see fit, based on proven evidence of what is effective and adapted to their own local context, in order to “close the gap” in how well different groups of pupils achieve at school. Further information from the Department for Education on the Pupil Premium can be found here.
Which groups of pupils does the school receive additional funding for? How much is it?
Schools are allocated the following funding:
- Any pupil who has had Free School Meals in the past six years: £935 per year
- Looked-after children (children in care and adopted children): £2300 per year
- 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: £2300 per year
- Children from Armed Forces families: £300 per year
In 2020-21 there are 238 pupils in school who fall into one of these categories. This represents just under 19% of the entire school population.
In addition, until 2020 every spring we received a further funding to support pupils who did not reach the required standard in Key Stage 2 Reading and Maths SATS tests when they were in Year 6. This was known as the Year 7 Catch-Up Grant. The future of this grant is undecided, however it will not affect our work with these pupils.
The Year 7 Catch Up Grant Statement for 2019-20 is here.
Free School Meals
Please visit the Norfolk County Council website page here for details on qualification and registering for Free School Meals. We urge you to check to see if you are eligible for the Pupil Premium as it helps fund your children’s school. For further information, contact Hannah Holmes (firstname.lastname@example.org)