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Pupil Premium

Introduction to the Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium (PP) is additional funding given to schools so that they can support particular groups of pupils who are known to be at risk of underachievement. The Pupil Premium is allocated to schools for pupils who are known to be eligible for free school meals or who have been eligible for free school meals in the past six years.

The allocation for 2015-16 included pupils on the January 2014 School Census known to have been eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) in any of the previous six years, as well as those first known to be eligible as from January 2015. It equated to £935 per child (in accordance with eligibility criteria, e.g. free school meals, looked after Children, and Ever6 FSM, etc.). The total allocation was £99,266 including the carry forward from 2014-15. Of the total allocation we spent £97,850, leaving a balance of £1,416 to carry forward into 2016-17 financial year.

For 2016-17 financial year, we have been given an allocation of £82,640 plus £1,416 remaining from last year giving a total allocation of £84,056. The per pupil allocation for secondary schools is £935 per FSM and ‘Ever6’ pupils. For ‘Looked after Children’ and eligible adopted children, the allocation is £1,900 per pupil. The ‘service child premium’ is set at £300 per pupil. In this year’s allocation we do not have any ‘service’ pupils.

For further information please see report here: Pupil Premium Report 2015/16.

Year 7 Catch Up premium (Literacy & Numeracy):

This funding is for each Year 7 pupil who has not achieved at least level 4 in English and/or Maths at Key Stage 2.

The allocation for 2015-16 was £18,810 including the carry forward from 2014-15. Of this allocation £18,763 was spent with £47 carried forward to 2016-17.

In 2015-16 we used the funding to support 1:2:1 tuition in Maths and English for students in year 7.

Last updated: October 2016