The Pupil Premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities and to close the gaps between them and their peers.
It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools…. is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.
The information below outlines how we use the Pupil Premium funding to support the learning of children within our school, as well as how to apply for Pupil Premium funding if you think you may be eligible.
Mrs Ingram, Director of Teaching School, is the strategic lead for Pupil Premium and will happily answer any questions you may wish to discuss.
Who does it apply to?
- Students who are eligible for Free School Meals.
- Students who were eligible for Free School Meals during the past 6 years. This category is known as Ever6.
- Students who are officially in care and classed as ‘Looked After’.
- Students who are adopted.
- Students who have a parent in the armed forces.
A school’s grant allocations are based on the number of eligible pupils recorded on the January 2018 census.
If you think you may be eligible for Free School Meals please contact Warwickshire County Council on 01926 359189
Further details can be found at: https://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/freeschoolmeals
How we use our pupil premium:
- One to one, or small group teaching assistant support
- One to one, or small group revision sessions
- Study skills sessions
- Provision of relevant learning resources which may include: revision guides; art, DT supplies; printing/photocopying; study related equipment
- Cost of curriculum/field work trips
- Individual counselling from school counsellor
- Individual mentoring from Lifespace mentor
- Provision of careers advice (IAG) to any students highlighted as requiring further guidance
- Instrument lessons
- Duke of Edinburgh award scheme
- Extra-curricular trips
Individuals’ needs are carefully considered so we can support for those who are performing well academically.
For more information in general about Pupil Premium, please visit http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/pupilsupport/premium
The conditions of grant for pupil premium allocations in the 2018-19 financial year, published by the Department for Education (DfE) and the Education Funding Agency (EFA), explain that five categories of pupils are eligible for funding:
|Type of disadvantaged pupil||Pupil premium per pupil 2018-19|
|Pupils in year groups reception to year 6 recorded as ‘ever 6 free school meals (FSM)’||£1,320|
|Pupils in year groups 7 to 11 recorded as ‘ever 6 FSM’||£935|
|Looked after children (LAC)||£1,900|
|Pupils recorded as ‘ever 6 service’ children, or in receipt of a child pension from the Ministry of Defence||£300|