The two documents above detail how we have spent our Pupil Premium funding in the 2018/19 academic year and how we are planning to spend it in the 2019/20 academic year. They also describe the impact we had or are hoping to have on this group of pupils.
The Pupil Premium is additional funding for publicly-funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils (those who receive the funding) of all abilities and to close the gaps between them and their peers. Note that the funding is not ring-fenced for individual pupils; it is to improve the educational outcomes of disadvantaged pupils as a whole.
In the 2019 to 2020 financial year, schools will receive £1,320 for each pupil registered as eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the last 6 years.
Schools will receive £2,300 for any pupil:
- identified as having left local-authority care as a result of one of the following:
- a special guardianship order
- a child arrangements order (previously known as a residence order)
- who has been in local-authority care for 1 day or more
- recorded as both eligible for FSM in the last 6 years and as being looked after (or as having left local-authority care).
Note that Pupil Premium funding for Looked After Children is ring-fenced and is distributed by the Virtual School Head following PEP (Personal Education Plan) meetings. Therefore, this funding is individual and is not included as part of our whole-school Pupil Premium Strategy.