What is the Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium is funding provided to schools which is additional to main school funding. It is allocated according to the number of pupils on-roll who are eligible for free school meals (FSM), a smaller amount allocated according to the number of children of service families, and an allocation for each pupil who has been ‘Looked After’ (in care) for 6 months or more. In 2012, funding was extended to include pupils who have been eligible for free school meals at any point within the past 6 years.
In February 2021, the Government announced a one-off recovery package as part of its package of funding to support education recovery. The recovery premium provides additional funding for state-funded schools in the 2021 to 2022 academic year building on the pupil premium. This funding will help schools to deliver evidence-based approaches for supporting disadvantaged pupils. It is allocated using the same data as the pupil premium.
This year we will be combining the two funds to further identify the specific challenges faced by our disadvantaged and vulnerable pupils.
Because we monitor our pupils individually we are able to identify individual barriers to learning and direct our Pupil Premium funding according to need.
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