Financial year 2017-18
For the financial year 2017 - 2018 we have received an allocation of £370,385.
The DfE has given us the freedom to use the Pupil Premium as we see fit, based upon our knowledge of our pupil needs.
‘It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools per FSM pupil, is spent, since theyare best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.’
However, we are accountable for the use of this additional funding.
THE PUPIL PREMIUM – background.
The pupil premium is additional funding given to publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.
Pupil premium funding is available to both mainstream and non-mainstream schools, like special schools and pupil referral units.
Funding for 2017 - 2018
In the 2017 to 2018 financial year, schools will receive the following funding for each child registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last six years:
- £1,320 for primary-aged pupils
- £935 for secondary-aged pupils
- £1,900 for Looked-after children (LAC) defined in the Children Act 1989 as one who is in the care of, or provided with accommodation by, an English local authority.
- £1,900 for children who have ceased to be looked after by a local authority in England and Wales because of adoption, a special guardianship order, a child arrangements order or a residence order.
The plan below outlines how we will ensure that the Pupil Premium allocated to us has an impact on narrowing the attainment gaps which currently exist between our disadvantaged pupils and their peers.
As a school in receipt of Pupil Premium funding, we are accountable to our parents and school community for how we are using this additional resource to narrow the achievement gaps of our pupils. New measures have been included in the performance tables published annually on a national level. They capture the achievement of disadvantaged pupils covered by the Pupil Premium.