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Pupil Premium Grant

Introduction

From September 2012, the DFE require schools to publish online information about how they have used the Pupil Premium to ensure that parents and others are made fully aware of the attainment of pupils covered by the Premium.

What is Pupil Premium?

  • The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.
  • In most cases the Pupil Premium is allocated to schools and is clearly identifiable. It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium,    allocated to schools per FSM pupil, is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.
  •  Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit. However they will be held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families. New measures will be included in the performance tables that will capture the achievement of those deprived pupils covered by the Pupil Premium.

Department for Education, April 2012

Who can receive Pupil Premium?

The Government has decided that eligibility for the Pupil Premium in 2012-13 will be extended to pupils who have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the last 6 years.  Earlier this year we consulted on options for extending the coverage of the Pupil Premium. As a group, children who have been eligible for FSM at any point in time have consistently lower educational attainment than those who have never been eligible for FSM.

Department for Education, April 2012

How much is Pupil Premium?

The level of the premium in 2017-18 is £1320 per Ever6 pupil, £1900 per LAC and £300 per Service child

Please find the school’s intended spend below.

HPA Pupil Premium Expected Spend 1718