Information Pupil Premium

In April 2011, the Department for Education introduced the pupil premium and the service premium. This gave schools funding to close attainment gaps for disadvantaged pupils and to assist with the pastoral needs of children with parents in the armed forces. The pupil premium is designed to address inequality by giving every school the resources they need to help their most disadvantaged pupils, allowing them the freedom to respond appropriately to individual circumstances.

Pupil Premium

The pupil premium gives schools extra funding to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils from reception to year 11. The Department for Education introduced a fund in April 2011 to give schools £400 per year for children who:

  1. Were registered as eligible for free school meals
  2. Had been looked after for 6 months or longer

From April 2012, pupil premium funding was extended to children eligible for free school meals at any point in the past 6 years. For the 2018 to 2019 financial year, school will receive the following Pupil Premium Funding per student:

£935 per pupil of secondary-school age who

  1. Are currently eligible for Free school meals
  2. Ever 6 Free School Meals

£2,300 per pupil who: have been previously Looked-after and have ceased to be looked after by a local authority in England and Wales because of

  1. adoption,
  2. a special guardianship order,
  3. a child arrangement order or a residence order

£2,300 per pupil who are Looked-after children (LAC)

£300 per pupil who are children of service personnel

School accountability for the pupil premium

The pupil premium is paid to schools as they are best placed to assess what additional provision their pupils need. Ofsted inspections report on how schools’ use of the funding affects the attainment of their disadvantaged pupils.

Schools are held to account through performance tables, which include data on:

  1. The attainment of the pupils who attract the funding
  2. The progress made by these pupils
  3. The gap in attainment between disadvantaged pupils and their peers

Below are links to further information on how we support our Pupil Premium students, the impact the funding has on their progress in school and how you can find out more about eligibility for Pupil Premium.

Click here to see if you are eligible

Click here to view Parrs Wood Pupil Premium Policy 2019

Click here to view Parrs Wood Impact Report 2017-2018

Click here to view Parrs Wood Pupil Premium Plan 2019

Click here to find out about the advantages of registering for Free School Meals

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