The government provide additional funding to publicly funded schools in England to support learning.
Pupil Premium is allocated to children from low-income families who are currently known to be eligible for Free School Meals (FSM), Looked after Children, children adopted from care and Service Forces children. It also includes pupils who have been eligible for FSM at any point in the last six years (known as the Ever 6 FSM measure).
If you think your child may eligible to receive this additional funding and support but are not sure whether the school are aware of this, please speak in confidence with our parent support advisor or your child’s tutor.
Schools are free to spend Pupil Premium funding according to how they feel each individual child can best be supported.
See our Pupil Premium Planned spend for 20-21 here
See our Pupil Premium impact report 19-20 here
COVID Catch Up Premium will be available for all state-funded mainstream and special schools, and alternative provision. Children and young people across the country have experienced unprecedented disruption to their education as a result of coronavirus (COVID-19). Those from the most vulnerable and disadvantaged backgrounds will be among those hardest hit. The aggregate impact of lost time in education will be substantial, and the scale of our response must match the scale of the challenge. Schools have the flexibility to spend their funding in the best way for their cohort and circumstances.
See our COVID Catch Up Premium action plan for 20-21 here
Year 7 literacy and numeracy catch-up premium provided state-funded schools, including special schools and alternative provision settings, additional funding to support year 7 pupils who did not achieve the expected standard in reading or maths at the end of key stage 2 (KS2).
See our Year 7 literacy and numeracy catch-up premium report 19-20 here