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.
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): £1900 per year (via the Virtual School for Looked After Children in some cases)
- Children from Armed Forces families: £300 per year
In 2017-18 there are 234 pupils in school who fall into one of these categories. This represents just over 22% of the entire school population.
In addition, we receive a further funding to support students who did not reach the required standard in Key Stage 2 Reading and Maths SATS tests when they were in Year 6. This is known as the Year 7 Catch-Up Grant. You can see our Catch-Up statement here.
Free School Meals