Pupil Premium is additional funding given to schools by the Government so that they can support their disadvantaged students and close the attainment gap between them and their peers.
The Department for Education states:
It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility. (DfE website)
Primary aged students receive £1345 per academic year in Pupil Premium funding and secondary aged students receive £955.
The Government’s criteria for pupil premium funding is:
- Children currently receiving free school meals
- Children who have received free school meals in one or more of the previous 6 years
- Children who are looked after by the Local Authority
- Children who are from services families
This funding will be allocated to provide additional support to identified students to help them overcome barriers that may hinder their progress. These could be related to specific areas of learning such as literacy or numeracy or personal developmental issues such as low self-esteem or anxieties, which can hinder a student’s ability to learn.
If you think your child may be eligible for Pupil Premium please complete an application form:
For details on how Purple Oaks Academy is using Pupil Premium funding please see the plan below.