What is the Pupil Premium?
The pupil premium grant is an allocation of funding provided to schools by the Government to support children who may be vulnerable to underachievement by improving their progress. The amount received is dependent on the number of children:
· who have been in receipt of free school meals (FSM) at any point in the past 6 years (£1,345 per primary aged child)
· who have been continuously looked after for the past six months (£2300 per child)
· who are adopted from care under the Adoption and Children Act 2002 or who have left care under a Special Guardianship or Residence Order (£2,345)
· for children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces, or whose parent /guardian is in receipt of a pension from the MoD (£310 per child)
The Early Years Pupil Premium, introduced in April 2015, is additional funding for 3- and 4-year-olds who are receiving any number of hours of state-funded early education and:
· meet the benefit-related criteria for free school meals; or
· are currently looked after by a local authority in England or Wales; or
· have left care in England and Wales through adoption, a special guardianship order, a child arrangements order, or a residence order
This funding is allocated directly to Early Years providers.
Why is there a Pupil Premium?
Evidence shows that children from disadvantaged backgrounds:
· generally, face extra challenges in reaching their potential at school
· often do not perform as well as their peers
The pupil premium grant is designed to allow schools to help disadvantaged pupils by improving their progress and the exam results they achieve.
It is vital that the application form is completed to allow additional funding to be released to the school, parents can check to see if they are eligible by checking on the Dudley Council website: www.dudley.gov.uk
The Department of Education: Department for Education - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
The Education Endowment Foundation: Using pupil premium | EEF (educationendowmentfoundation.org.uk)
The Education Endowment Foundation: Teaching and Learning Toolkit | EEF (educationendowmentfoundation.org.uk)
Pupil Premium Strategy Statement
This statement details our school's use of pupil premium (and recovery premium for the academic year) funding to help improve the attainment of our disadvantaged pupils.