Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Funding

The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England.

It’s designed to help disadvantaged pupils of all abilities perform better, and close the gap between them and their peers.

Pupil premium funding is available to:

  • schools maintained by the local authority, including:
  • schools for children with special educational needs or disabilities
  • pupil referral units (PRUs), for children who can’t go to a mainstream school
  • academiesand free schools, including:
  • academies for children with special educational needs or disabilities
  • alternative provision (AP) academies, for children who can’t go to a mainstream school
  • voluntary-sector AP, with local authority agreement

non-maintained special schools (NMSS), for children with special educational needs as approved by the Secretary of State for Education under section 342 of the Education Act 1992

Pupil Premium Investment 2019-2020

Pupil numbers used to calculate PPG

ESFA will calculate the allocation using:

  • the number of pupils recorded on the January 2019 school census who are Ever 6 FSM (not eligible for the LAC and post-LAC premium)
  • post-LAC pupils
  • Ever 6 Service child FTE pupils aged 4 and over in year groups reception to year 11

The LAC numbers will be updated in December 2019 as stated below. This means that some schools could see a small reduction in the number of Ever 6 FSM pupils counted for their pupil premium allocation, if the pupil is identified as LAC in the update. In these cases the schools concerned would see a reduction in their pupil premium allocation.

Funding for financial year 2019-20

In the 2019-20 financial year, schools will receive the following funding for each pupil registered as eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the last 6 years:

  • £1,320 for pupils in reception to year 6
  • £935 for pupils in year 7 to year 11

Schools will receive £2,300 for any pupil:

  • identified in the January 2018 school censusor the alternative provision census as having left local authority care as a result of:
  • adoption
  • a special guardianship order
  • a child arrangements order (previously known as a residence order)
  • who has been in local authority care for 1 day or more
  • recorded as both eligible for FSM in the last 6 years and as being looked after (or as having left local authority care)

For pupils who attract the £2,300 rate, the virtual school head of the local authority that looks after the pupil will manage the funding.


Pupil-Premium-Allocation-2019-20

Pupil Premium Investment 2018-2019

Pupil Premium Assessment Data 2018-19

In the 2018 to 2019 financial year, schools will receive the following funding for each pupil registered as eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the last 6 years:

  • £1,320 for pupils in reception to year 6
  • £935 for pupils in year 7 to year 11

Schools will receive £2,300 for any pupil:

  • identified in the January 2018 school censusor the alternative provision census as having left local authority care as a result of:
  • adoption
  • a special guardianship order
  • a child arrangements order (previously known as a residence order)
  • who has been in local authority care for 1 day or more
  • recorded as both eligible for FSM in the last 6 years and as being looked after (or as having left local authority care)

For pupils who attract the £2,300 rate, the virtual school head of the local authority that looks after the pupil will manage the funding.


Number of pupils and pupil premium grant (PPG) received

Total number of pupils on roll

59

Total number of pupils eligible for PPG

12

Amount of PPG received per pupil

3 x primary @ £1,320

9 x secondary @ £935

Amount PP+

£10,700

Total amount received

£23,075


Nature of support

All students in receipt of the grant have significant Speech, Language & Communication needs associated to their Autism. To support our students as they learn to learn, we have continued to use the majority of our allocation for specialist Speech and Language Therapy input.

We have also used some of our allocation to give students access to a Play Therapy Practitioner.


Measuring the impact of PPG spending

The school will evaluate the impact on each pupil at termly Pupil Progress monitoring meetings and additional review meetings.

Evaluation will focus on academic gains and how pupils’ self-confidence has developed as a consequence of the intervention.