The Pupil Premium is extra government money which is paid to schools to support children’s learning and development. We can support you in finding out if your child could receive the extra money. As a school, we choose how to best spend the Pupil Premium money and will work with you to make sure your child benefits from the extra funding.
The information below is taken directly from the Department for Education website. and explains what Pupil Premium is and how it is allocated. In the 2018 to 2019 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:
- £1,320 for pupils in reception to year 6
- £935 for pupils in year 7 to year 11
Schools will receive £2,300 for any pupil: identified in the January 2018 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)
For pupils who attract the £2,300 rate, the virtual school head of the local authority that looks after the pupil will manage the funding.