Pupil Premium/Catch Up Funding
The pupil premium is additional funding given to publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers. It 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).
Pupil Premium funding is available to both mainstream and non-mainstream schools, such as special schools and pupil referral units.
More information can be found on https://www.gov.uk/guidance/pupil-premium-effective-use-and-accountability
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 to a member of the school office. Pupil Premium is an important payment for schools and a really good opportunity for eligible parents to get even more support for their children in schools.
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. However, schools are to be held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families. From September 2012, this information must be published on the school website. Please see below for information regarding how the pupils premium was spent in the last financial year, the impact of this funding, and the plans for future spending.
If you would like a copy of the latest PP Strategy documentation, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
This is a working document and will continue to be reviewed.