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Pupil Premium

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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 2022 to 2023 financial year schools are receiving:

£1,345 for pupils in Reception to Year 6

£2,345 per pupil for looked-after children who:

·         have been in local authority care for one day or more

·         are adopted

·         have a Special Guardianship Order (previously known as a Residence Order

·         are recorded as both eligible for FSM in the last 6 years and as being looked after (or as having left local authority care)

£2345 per pupil who has ceased to be looked after by a local authority in England and Wales because of adoption, a special guardianship order, or child arrangements order (previously known as 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