What is Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium is allocated to children from low-income families who are currently known to be eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) or are children who have been in receipt of Free School Meals (FSM) at any point in the last 6 years. Children who do not live with their parents, and therefore are deemed as ‘Looked After’ are also eligible for support from this funding.
The Pupil Premium Level is currently set at £1,320.00 per eligible child in reception year to year 6.
Schools also receive £1,900 for each pupil identified in the spring school census as having left local authority care because of:
- A special guardianship order
- A child arrangements order
- A residence order
Children who have been in local authority care for 1 day or more also attract £1,900 of pupil premium funding. Funding for these pupils is manages by the virtual school head in the local authority that looks after the child.
What is Service Premium?
A premium also operates 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 current level of Service Premium is £300 per eligible child, identified in the spring school census.
If you feel your child is eligible under any of these categories, please speak to either Mrs Elliss (Business Manager) or Mr Dodd (Headteacher).
Our strategy for using the pupil premium this year can be found here: Pupil Premium Strategy. This document also describes how we spent our Pupil Premium allocation last year.