The pupil premium is additional funding given to publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the attainment gap between them and their peers. It was introduced in April 2011 and the Government believes that this additional funding is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their peers, by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most. It is also allocated for children who have been in looked-after care for 6 months or more.
FUNDING FOR 2021 TO 2022
In the 2021 to 2022 financial year, schools will receive the following funding for each pupil registered as eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the last 6 years:
£1,345 for pupils in reception to year 6
£955 for pupils in secondary
SCHOOLS WILL RECEIVE £2,345 FOR ANY PUPIL:
Identified in the January 2020 school census or the alternative provision census as having left local authority care as a result of:
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)
Please read our pupil premium strategy document below, which details how we are targeting our funding this year, as well as an impact review.
HOW WE HAVE USED PUPIL PREMIUM FUNDING
We use this funding to provide direct and in-direct support to ensure good progress for pupils.