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Pupil Premium

What is Pupil Premium?


The government believes that the Pupil premium is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities for disadvantaged pupils by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantages reaches the pupils who need it most.

In most cases the Pupil Premium is allocated to schools and is clearly identifiable. 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.

In the 2017 to 2018 financial year schools are receiving:

– £1,320 per pupil of primary-school age

– £1,900  per pupil for looked-after children who:

– have been looked after for one day or more

– are adopted

– leave care under a Special Guardianship Order or a Residence Order.

The pupil premium is paid to schools as it is viewed they are best placed to assess what additional needs pupils need. The exception to this is for the looked after element where LA’s through virtual schools, can with-hold funding for specific projects, to support emergency placements or to support pupils at key times such as transitions and before GCSE’s. In Sunderland who currently receive £1000 for children in care and we have to apply for additional funding directly to the virtual school.

OFSTED report on how schools are using their funding to support vulnerable pupils and how the additional funding is being spent.

The DfE hold schools to account through performance tables which include data on:

– The attainment of pupils who attract funding

– The progress made of these pupils

– The gap in attainment between the disadvantaged pupils and their peers

For bespoke information about how Pupil Policy funding is spent in our school, please see the full report, link below

HCPS – Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2017-2018

 

Cases studies are undertaken by the Senco to show the type of support we are able to offer vulnerable pupils and also information about the impact of the funding.