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Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium

 

The pupil premium gives schools extra funding to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils from reception to year 11.

The government introduced a fund of £625 million in April 2011 to give schools £400 per year for:

- Every child currently registered as eligible for free school meals

Children who have been looked after for 6 months or longer

 

From April 2012, pupil premium funding was also extended to:

- All children eligible for free school meals at any point in the past 6 years

 

In the 2014 to 2015 financial year, pupil premium funding rose to:

- £1,300 per pupil of primary school age

- £1,900 per pupil for looked after children who: Have been looked after for 1 day or more; are adopted; leave care under a Special Guardianship Order or a Residence Order

 

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.

We also hold schools to account through performance tables, which include data on:

- The attainment of the pupils who attract the funding

- The progress made by these pupils

- The gap in attainment between disadvantaged pupils and their peers