Pupil Premium Strategy Statement
PUPIL PREMIUM FUNDING
What is the Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium is additional funding to help schools close the attainment gap between children from low-income and other disadvantaged families and their peers.
Who is the pupil premium for?
The pupil premium is primarily aimed at pupils from low-income families and are eligible for Free School Meals (FSM). This category now includes any child that has been registered for FSM in the past 6 years (known as "Ever 6 FSM").
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.
Please see the link below to view the impact of the Pupil Premium Grant for 2018/19.