What is Pupil Premium?
Once a year we provide the department for education with information that we hold about our pupils in a census return. Allocations are made based on the school which the eligible pupil attends at the time of the January school census. This information is used to determine the amount of additional funding we receive for specific pupils, and we then ensure the money is spent on those same pupils over the course of the school year. The Pupil Premium is additional funding given to schools so that we can support our disadvantaged pupils and close the attainment gap between them and their peers.
Who receives Pupil Premium
Introduced in April 2011, the pupil premium is allocated to children who are looked after by the local authority, those who are currently receiving free school meals or have been eligible for free school meals at any point in the last six years (also known as Ever 6 FSM) and for children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces.
Our statement below details how we are using the Pupil Premium to support the achievements of our pupils who are eligible and the impact of the funding.
What is Catch Up Premium?
The government is providing funding to cover a one-off universal catch-up premium for the 2020 to 2021 academic year.
It aims to support pupils to catch up for lost learning so schools can meet the curriculum expectations for the next academic year.
It is up to the school to decide which pupils need to access the support. Although schools will receive funding on a per pupil basis, schools should use the sum available as a single total to prioritise support. There are no specific requirements for who to spend it on. Schools should identify pupils that will benefit most from the funding.