What is the Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium is additional funding allocated to schools in order that support is given to support those children identified as being entitled to, and in receipt of, free school meals and looked after children. The intention is that this funding is used to accelerate progress and raise attainment.
The Pupil Premium is allocated to schools and is clearly identifiable in the budget. The school and Governing Body decide how this money is spent.
Schools are required to report on the amount of funding received, how this is being used, and the impact of any work.
Schools, headteachers and teachers decide how to use the Pupil Premium allocation, as they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for individual pupils.
What is Pupil Premium Plus?
Since April 2014, schools attract the Pupil Premium for children:
- that were adopted from care on or after 30 December 2005 (under the Adoption and Children Act 2002);
- that left care under a Special Guardianship Order on or after 30 December 2005 (under the Children Act 1989);
- that left care under a Residential Order on or after 14 October 1991 (under the Children Act 1989);
- are in Reception to Year 11;
- where the parent self-declares their child’s status to the school, providing supporting evidence (e.g. an adoption order); and
- where the school records on the January School Census that it has a child on roll who meets the above criteria.
If you are an adoptive parent, please let the school know, so we are able to provide the support your child is entitled to.