What is Pupil premium Funding?
Pupil Premium is a payment made to schools by the Government. It makes up part of the school’s funding, is received into our budget and is made available for use throughout the whole school. Schools are free to decide how to allocate this funding to best support the raising of attainment for the most vulnerable pupils.
Pupil Premium is given to schools to help raise attainment of pupils eligible for free school meals (or those that have been eligible within the last 6 years), children who are looked after or are previously looked after and children of service families. It was first introduced in April 2011. Since then the amount schools receive has increased and schools must carefully plan, monitor and evaluate how this money is allocated.
How is funding allocated to schools?
The money is allocated by the number of eligible children in school. The school receives £1385 per child for every child that is eligible for free school meals or has been in the last 6 years. Funding of £2410 is allocated for every child looked after by the Local Authority and for children who have been adopted from care. £320 is allocated for each child of parents in the armed services.
How do we use it?
We use research from the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) to help plan the best use of our Pupil Premium funding, as well as looking at the needs of individual pupils, year groups, and whole school strategy for improvement.
In line with the EEF's tiered model of approaches, we broadly use half of our allocated Pupil Premium funding in the continuing development of high quality teaching for all as well as staff development to deliver this. We then allocate a further quarter of the spending to targeted interventions and academic support and a further quarter of the funding will go towards funding wider strategies such as supporting the costs of wrap-around care, trips, residential visits and supporting attendance.
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