Each year, the school receives government funding specified as “Pupil Premium”. The Pupil Premium is paid to the local authority and was originally allocated to children from low-income families who were known to be eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) in both mainstream and non-mainstream settings and children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months. This has now been extended to include pupils who have been eligible for FSMs at any point in the last 6 years, children who have been adopted and those who have at least one parent who currently serves in the armed services.
Pupil Premium and COVID Catch-up Premium
The school also receives Early Years Pupil Premium for Nursery aged children whose parents meet one of the following criteria: Income Support; income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance; income-related Employment and Support Allowance; support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999; the guaranteed element of State Pension Credit; Child Tax Credit (provided they are not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190); Working Tax Credit run-on, which is paid for 4 weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit; Universal Credit; they are currently being looked after by a local authority in England or Wales; they have left care in England or Wales through an adoption, a special guardianship order or a child arrangement order.
Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility. However, schools will be held accountable for how they have used the additional funding. We are required to publish online information about how we have used the Premium.
A copy of our current projected spend and previous spends can be found on this page.