The Pupil Premium is additional funding given to schools so that they can support and close the attainment gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers.
The grant is allocated to schools on the basis of numbers of pupils who have received free school meals (FSM) or been in the care of the Local Authority (LAC) at any time in the last six years, and children of families in the Armed Forces. Children need to be between the ages of 4 and 16 to meet the criteria.
|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
|Pupils who have been adopted from care or have left care
|Children who are looked after by the local authority
For our school the grant for 2022-2023 is £ we prepare a three year strategy plan for the grant and implementing the actions we have planned.
The grant is not ‘ring-fenced’ and schools are free to spend it as they wish but need to demonstrate that the expenditure is contributing to closing performance gaps between children who experience social disadvantage and others. The grant is intended to benefit children who are currently in school.
Please see below for our three year strategy plan.
In February 2021, the government announced a one-off recovery premium as part of its package of funding to support education recovery.
The recovery premium provides additional funding for state-funded schools in the 2021 to 2022 academic year. Building on the pupil premium, this funding will help schools to deliver evidence-based approaches for supporting disadvantaged pupils.
Idle was allocated £5220 under the recovery premium scheme.