What is the Pupil Premium?
Pupil Premium is a grant given to schools by the Government to support the most vulnerable pupils to achieve, reach their full potential and be successful. The amount of funding received is determined by the number of pupils who are eligible for free school meals (FSM). The funding is to support all FSM pupils, LAC and Armed forces children.
Below indicates how the Pupil Premium funding will be spent for this financial year and the impact of previous funding.
Gwladys Street tracks Pupil Premium children’s progress carefully and draws up provision maps to ensure all Pupil Premium children receive support. Mr Moore is the Pupil Premium Champion for the school.
What could your child’s school receive?
EARLY YEARS PUPIL PREMIUM: PRE-SCHOOL SUPPORT FUNDING
Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP) is additional funding for early years pre-school settings to improve the education they provide for disadvantaged 3- and 4 year-olds including, but not restricted to, those adopted from care.
The funding goes directly to registered early years providers (including pre-schools, nurseries and childminders) that offer children the free early education entitlement.
WHAT IT PAYS FOR?
Funding equates to £302 per child per year (pro-rata for children who access less than the full free early years entitlement) and early years providers can choose how they use the money to improve the quality of provision they offer. For instance, they could:
- Pool the Early Years Pupil Premium to purchase shared services such as an Early Years Graduate or Speech and Language Therapist
- Provide additional training for staff
- Enhance speech and language development initiatives
Funding for financial year 2021 to 2022
Pupil eligibility and funding rates
This table shows how much pupil premium funding schools and local authorities receive for each eligible child.
|Pupil eligibility criteria||Amount of funding for each primary-aged pupil per year||Amount of funding for each secondary-aged pupil per year||Funding is paid to|
|Pupils who are eligible for free school meals, or have been eligible in the past 6 years||£1345||£955||School|
|Pupils who have been adopted from care or have left care||£2345||£2345||School|
|Children who are looked after by the local authority||£2345||£2345||Local authority|
Service pupil premium (SPP)
Service pupil premium is additional funding for schools, but it is not based on disadvantage. It has been combined into pupil premium payments to make it easier for schools to manage their spending.
Schools get £310 for every pupil with a parent who:
- is serving in HM Forces
- has retired on a pension from the Ministry of Defence
This funding is to help with pastoral support.
This money will be used to support your child’s education. You can see how we are planning to spend the money on our Pupil Premium Strategy Report.
Are you entitled?
Please follow the link below to check if you are eligible to claim Free School Meals for your child or speak to our Office Staff who will provide you with a form and they will check for you.