What is the Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 and is additional funding that the government gives to schools for each pupil on roll where they are deemed to be disadvantaged.
The Department of Education website is a good source of additional information. Click here to view.
Who receives the Pupil Premium?
Pupil Premium is allocated to pupils:
- In Reception to Year 11 who are from low-income families and registered for Free School Meals (FSM) , or who have been registered for FSM at any point in the last 6 years.
- Who are 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 or Welsh local authority.
- Who are 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 or Welsh local authority immediately before being adopted, or who left local authority care on a special guardianship order. These are collectively referred to as post-LAC in these conditions of grant.
- Who are an Ever 6 service child. This is a child with parents in the regular armed forces.
How much are the Pupil Premium Grants worth?
The Pupil Premium for the financial year 2020-2021 is as follows:
Pupils in year groups reception to year 6 recorded as registered for FSM in the last six years: £1,345
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: £2,345
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: £2,345
Pupils in year groups reception to year 11 recorded as Ever 6 service child or in receipt of a child pension from the Ministry of Defence: £310