Pupil Premium is additional funding provided by the Department for Education to enhance the education of children from low-income families who are eligible for certain benefits, who were eligible for free school meals, children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months and children adopted from care under the Adoption and Children Act 2002.
Pupil Premium – What you need to do
To enable your child’s school to claim Pupil Premium, you will need to inform the school about your child and provide supporting evidence, for example, show the school the original Adoption (Court) Order.
In the 2020 to 2021 financial year, school will receive the following funding for each child registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years:
- £1,345 for pupils in Reception year to Year 6
School will also receive £2,345 for each pupil who is Looked-after and Post Looked-after defined in the Children Act 1989 as one who is in the care of, or provided with accommodation by, an English local authority. The same amount will be given to each pupil who, in the spring school census, is identified as having left local authority care because of 1 of the following:
- A special guardianship order
- A child arrangements order
- A residence order
In addition £300 per pupil will be received for Pupils in reception to year 6 if they meet the following criteria:
- One of their parents is serving in the regular armed forces
- They have been registered as a ‘service child’ in the school census at any point since 2011, see footnote 1.
- One of their parents died whilst serving in the armed forces and the pupil receives a pension under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme or the War Pensions Scheme.
- Pupils with a parent who is on full commitment as part of the full time reserve service are classed as service children.
We are committed as a school to ensure that this money is spent to significant effect.
Early Years Pupil Premium
Did you know school may be entitled to £300 additional funding to improve the education of your 3 or 4 year old child?
The funding is called Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP).
How this could help your child?
- Benefit from extra resources and equipment suited to their needs
- Enjoy a range of new play, learning and activity experiences
- Be prepared for starting school
Please read the information below which gives details of our Pupil Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.
Schools Financial Benchmarking