Pupil Premium is government funding that is allocated to schools to work with pupils who have been registered for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the last 6 years (known as ‘Ever 6’). The funding is used to provide additional educational support to ensure these children make good progress; that any barriers to learning are addressed and removed where possible and to enable them to have experiences that would be otherwise unavailable to them. Currently, primary schools receive £1,320 per pupil, per year.
A Service Pupil Premium is also available for children whose parents are in the armed forces. This funding is specifically aimed at providing pastoral support ensuring the social and emotional well-being of the child. Each school receives £300 per pupil, per year for this.
In addition, children who are adopted or on a special guardianship receive extra funding called Pupil Premium Plus. This attracts a higher rate of £1900 per year, per child and this funding is used to narrow and close the gap between the achievement of these pupils and their peers, whilst also ensuring social and emotional well-being.
Applying for funding is a straight forward and confidential process. You can apply online at the following web-site:
If you want help with this process please contact the school and we will be more than happy to help.
Whilst we understand that children in Reception and Key Stage One are automatically entitled to a free school meal we do recommend you do apply as it does entitle your child to more funding.
The primary PE and sport premium was introduced in March 2013 to improve the provision of physical education and school sport in primary schools across England. This funding must be spent by schools on ‘making additional and sustainable improvements to the provision of PE and sport’ for the benefit of all pupils to encourage the development of healthy, active lifestyles. In February 2014 the government committed to continue the funding until 2020.
In the 2016 Budget, the government announced that the primary school PE and sport premium would double from September 2017, to help schools support healthier, more active lifestyles. This additional funding will enable primary schools to make further improvements to the quality and breadth of PE and sport they offer.