PUPIL PREMIUM OVERVIEW
The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011, and paid by means of a specific grant based on 1 school census figures for pupils registered as eligible for FSM in reception to Year 11. For looked after children the Pupil Premium was calculated using the Children Looked After data returns (SSDA903).
In the financial year 2016-2017 eligibility for funding is extended to all children who:
- Have been looked after for 1 day or more
- Were adopted from care on or after 30 December 2005
- Left care under a Special Guardianship Order on or after 30 December 2005
- Came under a Residence Order on or after 14 October 1991.
A premium is also in place for children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces. This service premium is designed to address the emotional and social well-being of these pupils.
The Pupil Premium is additional to main school funding and it will be used by this school to address any underlying inequalities between children eligible by ensuring that funding reaches the pupils who need it most. This policy should be read in conjunction with The SEND Policy.
Explanation of Terms that maybe used:
- Free School Meals (FSM)
Number of pupils known to be eligible for and claiming free school meals who have full time attendance and are aged 15 or under, or who have part time attendance and are aged between 5 and 15.
- Looked After Children (LAC)
The number of children looked after for at least one day as recorded in the Children Looked After Data Return (SSDA903).
Pupil Premium (P.P.)
The pupil premium is government money designed to help disadvantaged children and young people do well at school. The funding is allocated to schools for children (from reception to year 11), who have registered for free school meals in the last 6 years, are in care or have parents in the Armed Forces.
This refers to the percentage difference between the children who are within a certain group such as P.P. and those children who do not fall into that group. The school’s aim is to use the pupil premium grant to make this gap as small as possible in order that a child from a disadvantage background is not at a disadvantage educationally.