The Government gives grants to schools to help children from lower income families do their very best. This funding is called a ‘Pupil Premium’. The grant is allocated in two parts:
· Pupil premium for pupils known to be eligible for free school meals (FSM) in any of the previous six years and service children in mainstream schools
· Pupil premium for looked- after children and pupils eligible for FSM in any of the previous six years in non-mainstream settings.
A requirement of the School Information Regulations 2012 is to publish the pupil premium allocation information online. The reports include:
· The amount of the school’s allocation from the pupil premium grant in respect of the current academic year
· Details of how it is intended that the allocation will be spent
· Details of how the previous academic year’s allocation was spent
· The effect of this expenditure on the educational attainment of those pupils at our school in respect of whom the grant was allocated
Recent changes to Pupil Premium
Pupil Premium is now being extended to include children adopted from care and those who leave care under a Special Guardianship or Residential Order.
From April 2014 our school can attract this Pupil Premium for any of our children who are eligible via the following criteria:
- Children that were adopted from care on or after 30 December 2005 (under the Adoption & Children Act 2002)
- Children are in Reception class up to Year 11
- Parents self-declare their child’s adopted status to the school providing supporting evidence
- The school records on the January School Census that there is a child on roll who meets this criteria.
If your child meets this criteria and you would like them to benefit from the Pupil Premium available, please contact us with the evidence required.
Click on the link below for further information….