What is Pupil Premium?
In 2011 – 12 the Government launched its Pupil Premium funding. This money is sent to school based on the numbers of pupils in the school who are eligible for Free School Meals (FSM).
From 2012 – 13, it has been expanded to include all children who have been eligible for FSM within the last 6 years. In 2014-2015 school received £1300 per pupil and this increased to £1320 in 2015-2016.
Nationally, the statistics show that students who are in receipt of FSM do less well than their peers. The aim of this money is to try and close that attainment gap.
Local authorities are responsible for looked after children in care and will make payments to schools and academies where an eligible looked after child is on roll continuously for more than six months. The amount allocated to schools in both 2014-2015 and 2015-16 is £1900 per child for post Looked After Children. The Virtual Head teacher decides on the allocation funding schools receive for current Looked After Children.
A premium of £300 has also been introduced 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.
From April 2015, schools will receive Early Years Pupil Premium. This funding is designed to narrow the attainment gap between young children from low-income families and their peers, setting them on a path to a more successful future. In 2015-2016 schools will be given approximately £310 per child for every disadvantaged 3 and 4-year-old child.
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