The Pupil Premium is additional funding provided to help schools which must be used to support children from low income and other disadvantaged families. This is because national statistical evidence shows that it is these children which form the majority of those pupils who may not succeed in education and whose adult life chances may then be seriously affected.
Pupil Premium funding is primarily aimed at children who are eligible for Free School Meals (FSM). This includes any child who has been registered for FSM in the past 6 years. Funding also covers children in care who have been looked after continuously for more than 6 months, while a smaller “Service Premium” has also been introduced for children whose parents are serving with the armed forces.
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|
Each school is free to decide how to spend the Pupil Premium allocated to it, but every school is expected to use the funding to help close any gaps in attainment between eligible pupils and their peers. Schools are held accountable for this by publishing details of their allocation and their plans for expenditure. Schools must also provide a statement for parents and outside agencies confirming previous allocations, expenditure and the impact which this has had.
How the pupil premium will be spent:
- Evidence based CPD (Continuing Professional Development) to improve Quality of Teaching
- Intervention programmes and small group work to target academic standards (reading, phonics, writing and maths
- Ensure pupils take part in extra curricular trips to provide a richer, more engaging curriculum and better understanding of subsequent class teaching
- To subsidise access to extra-curricular enrichment activities such as residentials, clubs and trips to promote engagement and self-esteem
- To engage in social and emotional interventions, e.g. Therapeutic interventions, counselling
- At DLPS, we have high aspirations and ambitions for our children and we believe that all learners should be able to reach their full potential
- We strongly believe that reaching your potential is about developing the necessary aspirations, skills and values to succeed
- Our pupils in receipt of the Pupil Premium Funding face barriers to reaching their full potential, and, at DLPS, we are determined to provide the support and guidance they need to help them overcome these barriers
- In addition to this, we aim to provide them with access to a variety of exciting opportunities and rich curriculum experiences, including Curriculum Enrichment Days
How its impact will be measured:
- Baseline, termly and end of year assessments will identify progress
- Eligible children will access positive educational experiences and enrichment opportunities to promote engagement and self-esteem
- Review and analysis of interventions
- School and governor monitoring, e.g. book scrutines, observations, surveys, discussions, learning walks, etc.
The government has announced details of funding to support children and young people to catch up following the unprecedented disruption to their education as a result of coronavirus (COVID-19). This includes a one-off universal £650 million catch-up premium for the 2020 to 2021 academic year to ensure that schools have the support they need to help all pupils make up for lost teaching time.
Delves Lane Primary School has initially been awarded approximately £24,500 in catch-up premium funding.
The impact of this programme will be reviewed termly by teaching staff, with interventions and support packages adapted according to end of term assessments and evaluation of children’s ongoing needs. Outcomes will also be reported back to the Full Governing Body in Summer/Autumn 2021.
Since September 2013, the government has provided additional funding of £160 million per annum to improve PE and School Sport (PESS) provision in all primary schools across England. From the 2018-19 academic year, it was agreed as part of the Childhood obesity strategy that funding would double to £320 million per annum to further support schools across the country. Following the General Election, the government has further committed to this funding scheme until 2020 which has now been extended until 2022. This funding – provided jointly by the Department for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport – is allocated to primary head teachers and can only be spent on sustainable provision for PE and School Sport.
You can view or download more information on our Sports Premium allocation and find out how this has been used at our school below.