The Pupil Premium is additional funding from the government, given to schools to help close the attainment gap between children from low income families and other disadvantaged families and their peers.
For the academic year 2017-2018, the DfE allocated the Pupil Premium Grant to schools and local authorities the following amounts:
- £1,320 per pupil for each Ever 6 FSM full time equivalent (FTE) pupil aged 4 and over in year groups reception to year 6, except where the pupil is allocated the LAC or post-LAC premium
- £935 per pupil for each Ever 6 FSM FTE in year groups 7 to 11, except where the pupil is allocated the LAC or post-LAC Premium
- £1,900 per pupil for each post-LAC in year groups reception to year 11
- £300 for each pupil aged 4 and over in year groups reception to year 11 who is either Ever 6 service child FTE or in receipt of pensions under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme (AFCS) and the War Pensions Scheme (WPS)
All schools are able to spend the Pupil Premium funding how they wish, providing that it is being used to help reduce the attainment gap between all pupils and those who are deemed to be disadvantaged. Some examples of how the funding has been used include:
- Employing teaching assistants
- Focused support for small groups or one to one tuition
- Subsidising uniform or educational trips
- Supporting enriched curriculum opportunities
Poltair School received £238860 of Pupil Premium funding for the academic year 2017-2018. We received this money in addition to our main school funding.
The links below show how Pupil Premium funding has been allocated since 2011.