In 2011/12 the Government launched the Pupil Premium funding allocation to schools. This money is given to schools based on the numbers of pupils in the school who are eligible for Free School Meals (FSM). From 2012/13 it was expanded to include all children who have been eligible for FSM within the last 6 years.
The funding also covers children in care aged 4-15 who have been looked after continuously for more than 6 months. A service premium has also been introduced for children whose parents are serving in the armed forces.
From April 2014, schools in England will attract the Pupil Premium for children adopted from care or who left care under a Special Guardianship Order on or after 30 December 2005. Schools will also attract the Pupil Premium for children who left care under a Residence Order on or after 14 October 1991.
It will be up to those who have parental responsibility (adoptive parents, special guardians and carers of former looked after children on residence orders) to decide if they wish schools to know whether such children have been adopted, or are under a special guardianship order or a residence order. If parents/guardians of children who meet the eligibility criteria outlined wish schools to know they must self declare and provide supporting evidence.
From April 2015 schools have been able to claim extra funding through the Early Years Pupil Premium to support children's development, learning and care.
At Kells Infant School we try to offer the pupils as many enriching sporting opportunities as we can. Please see our evaluation report for more info:
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High Road, Kells, Whitehaven, Cumbria, CA28 9PQ