The Government has introduced the term 'Pupil Premium’ to encompass all pupils who are either In Care, in receipt of Free School Meals or whose parents are actively serving in the Armed Forces. Recently, the Service Premium has been extended to include those whose parents have died in action and those whose parents have left the Service since April 2011 for other reasons, including injury.
All pupils identified as being in the Pupil Premium cohort will benefit from additional academic support and encouragement to ensure that they have a positive and successful learning experience. We aim to close any gap in attainment and achievement between them and their non-Pupil Premium peers. Financial support is also available.
If your child is within the Pupil Premium Cohort (Free School Meals, Ever 6 rule, Child in Care, parent active in the armed forces, died in action or left due to injury) then subject to approval we may be able to fund:
Essential educational school trips
Transport to and from school
Educational resources such as phonic cards
Peripatetic lessons including music lessons
Additional support from an LSA (Learning Support Assistant)
Reading intervention tutorial support
One to one tuition
This list is not exhaustive and should your child have an alternative requirement or if you have a query regarding Pupil Premium, please contact the school office for support.
Applying for Pupil Premium
Applications should be made through Free School Meals & Pupil Premium Form. If you need more information please contact the school office on 0117 353 2052
What you need to know about the six-year rule, 'Ever6'
The Government decided that eligibility for the Pupil Premium in 2012-13 should be extended to pupils who have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the last six years. In 2013, options were considered for extending the coverage of the Pupil Premium. As a group, children who have been eligible for FSM at any point in time have consistently lower educational attainment than those who have never been eligible for FSM.
Children who have been eligible for FSM at any point in the past generally have poorer academic results than those who have never been eligible for FSM. These pupils therefore should benefit from the additional support the Pupil Premium funding will be able to provide.
The following information enables parents to see how much funding the school is receiving and how the school is spending the money. The impact on attainment and progress will be reported at the end of the academic year.
Pupil Premium +
Looked-after children and children adopted from care, on a special guardianship or child arrangements order are eligible for PP+ funding. This is additional funding provided to help improve the attainment of looked-after and previously looked-after children and close the attainment gap between this group and their peers.
For looked-after children, PP+ funding is managed by the Virtual School Head (VSH) for the purpose of supporting their educational achievement. The VSH and schools, including the designated teacher, should work together to agree how this funding can most effectively be used to improve looked-after children’s attainment. All PEPs should include information about how that looked-after child is benefitting from the use of PP+ funding to improve their attainment.
For previously looked-after children, PP+ funding is managed by the child’s school. The amount a school receives is based on the number of eligible children recorded in the school’s annual January School Census return to the Department for Education.
For both looked-after and previously looked-after children PP+ is not a personal budget for individual children. The VSH and school manage their PP+ allocation for the benefit of their cohort of looked-after or previously looked-after children and according to children’s needs.
The PP+ can be used to facilitate a wide range of educational support for looked after and previously looked-after children. It is important that interventions supported by pupil premium should be evidence based and in the best interests of the child.
|Pupil Premium Strategy Statement|