What is pupil premium funding?
The Pupil Premium is extra funding for publicly funded schools in England, which is designed to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities and to close the gaps between them and their peers.
Is Your Child Eligible?
Schools are given a Pupil Premium for:
- Children who have qualified for free school meals at any point in the past six years. The school receives £1300 for each of these children
- Children who have been looked after under local authority care for more than one day. These children are awarded a premium of £1900
How is Pupil Premium Spent?
We can choose how to spend any Pupil Premium money, as we are best placed to identify what would be of most benefit to the children who are eligible. Common ways in which schools spend their Pupil Premium fund include;
- Providing extra one-to-one or small-group support for children within the classroom
- Employing extra teaching assistants to work with classes
- Running catch-up sessions before or after school
- Running a school breakfast club to improve attendance
- Providing extra tuition for able children who receive the pupil premium
- Providing music lessons for children whose families would be unable to pay for them
- Funding educational trips and visits
- Paying for additional help such as speech and language therapy or family therapy
- Funding English classes for children who speak another language at home
- Investing in resources that boost children’s learning, such as laptops or tablets.
How do I Apply for Pupil Premium Funding?
Once the UTC is aware that a student is in receipt of Pupil Premium funding by the local authority, we will identify where a student is at risk of underachievement and put plans in place to address this in line with the strategies outlined in the documents linked below.