Pupil Premium

Pupil PremiumThe Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011. In 2012–13 schools were allocated a total of £1.25 billion funding for children from low-income families who were eligible for free school meals, looked after children and those from families with parents in the Armed Forces.

From April 2012 the Pupil Premium was extended to include children who had been eligible for free school meals at any point in the last six years (FSM 'Ever 6').

The level of premium for 2016-17 is £1320 per pupil eligible for free school meals (FSM) and for pupils in care who have been continuously looked after for six months.

From April 2014 children who are looked after will attract a higher rate of funding than children from low-income families - the ‘pupil premium plus’, which will be £1,900 per pupil for 2016-17. This is to reflect the unique challenges they face at school where they often struggle to keep up with their peers at both primary and secondary level.

Children who have parents in the armed forces are supported through the service child premium which for 2016-17 will be set at £300 per pupil.

Expenditure 2016 - 2017

In order to continue supporting our parents who are entitled to free school meals or have been in the last 6 years, we will be allocating a proportion of pupil premium for them to allocate as they feel it is needed. This will include:

  • School uniform
  • Extended provisions
  • Milk
  • Day trips and residential
  • Additional Small Class Based Group Teaching
  • 1:1 Boosters for Year 1 Phonics
  • 1:1 Boosters for Years 2 and 6 SATs
  • Support for Most Able Pupils
  • Forest Schools for Reception and Year 1
  • Parental Allocation
  • Workshops