Pupil premium is funding to improve education outcomes for disadvantaged pupils in schools in England. Evidence shows that disadvantaged children generally face additional challenges in reaching their potential at school and often do not perform as well as other pupils.
Pupil eligibility and funding rates 2022 to 2023
This table shows how pupil premium funding is allocated to schools and local authorities. Allocations are provided on a financial year basis, based on the following pupil eligibility rates.
Service pupil premium (SPP)
Service pupil premium is additional funding for schools, but it is not based on disadvantage. It has been combined into pupil premium payments to make it easier for schools to manage their spending.
Schools get £320 in 2022 to 2023 for every pupil with a parent who:
- is serving in HM Forces
- has retired on a pension from the Ministry of Defence
This funding is primarily to help with pastoral support. It can also be used to help improve the academic progress of eligible pupils if schools deem this to be a priority.
All pupils must be counted as eligible in the government's annual January school census.
It is important that all children in our care reach their full potential so we endeavour to ensure support is carefully matched to every child's needs whatever their background.
Parents can apply for a Pupil Premium Grant at any time online through the County Council and/or ask about other support in confidence, at the school office.
We currently use Pupil Premium funding in the following ways:
|Academic support||If a child is identified as requiring additional academic support, the grant will be used to fund a specific programme that will usually be taught by a teaching assistant.|
|Uniform||All Pupil Premium children are entitled to a free set of school uniform each year and free additional stationary (pencils, handwriting pens and erasers).|
|Cultural Experiences||The school wishes all children to have the opportunity to take part and enjoy cultural experiences. Any class trips can be paid for using the Pupil Premium grant money.|
|Extra Curricular Activities||To ensure all children have access to a diverse range of educational activities, any extra curricular clubs and approved music tuition run through the school can be paid for using the Pupil Premium grant.|
There are also some out of school approved clubs that can be paid for e.g. Brownies or Cubs.