Pupil Premium Statement
Pupil Premium Funding (PPF) is a national scheme which has been available to schools since its introduction in April 2011. The Government introduced the PPF as a way of reducing the inequalities experienced by disadvantaged children up to the age of 16. It is described by the government as a ‘deprivation grant’ and is available to schools to provide additional support to help narrow any gaps between the progress and achievements of these children (as described below) and their peers. Since its introduction in 2011 the amount of funding schools receive for such children has risen each year. It allows schools to provide extra resources to help improve the standards of those children who are:
looked after by the local authority (Children in Care) or adopted from care under the Adoption and Children Act 2002 or have left care under a Special Guardianship or Residence Order.
currently in receipt of Free School Meals (FSM) or have been eligible for free schools meals at any point in the last six years (also known as FSM6). This should not be confused with universal free school meals (UFSM), which all children are entitled to in Reception, Year 1 and 2.
for children whose parent/s are currently serving in the armed forces or have served at any time in the last 4 years (known as the Service Pupil Premium or SPP). NB. This is to become Ever 5 in 2015/16 (i.e. eligible for the Service Pupil Premium in any of the previous 4 years or for the first time at the time of the school census)
What funding does the school receive?
Children in Care attract the ‘Pupil Premium Plus’ - £1900
FSM/FSM6 - £1320 per pupil.
Service Child Premium or SPP - £300
How does the school get the funding?
The school receives the funding from the government depending on the data it provides during the school census. It relies on parents providing appropriate evidence of either status (i.e. low income or Armed Services member). In the case of low income no information is given directly to the school; please go to www.myfreeschoolmeals.com to see if you may qualify. If you are (or have been within the last 5 years) a serving member of the Armed Forces please let us know.
This is not just about getting a free school meal. Even if your child is in Reception, Year 1 or Year 2, the school may still qualify for further financial support for your child if you are in receipt of low income. This money will be used to help your child achieve as well (if not better) than their peers; it is important for you to check eligibility using the simple online service.
Please click on the PDF statement below (2015-16) to see the impact of 2015-16 PPF and how we intend to spend PPF in 2016-17.