Pupil Premium Funding

The Government launched Pupil Premium funding in April 2011.

 

The Pupil Premium was at first allocated to children from low income families who were known to be eligible for free school meals and children who had been looked after continuously for more than six months.

 

Eligibility for the Pupil Premium for 2012-13 was extended to pupils who have been eligible for free school meals at any point in the last six years (known as the Ever6 Free School Meals Measure).

 

From 2014 the Pupil Premium was also allocated to children who have been in care for 1 day or more and those who are adopted.

 

The PPG per-pupil rate for 2020 to 2021 is as follows:

Disadvantaged pupils

Pupil premium per pupil

Pupils in year groups reception to year 6 recorded as Ever 6 free school meals (FSM)

£1,345

Looked-after children (LAC) defined in the Children Act 1989 as one who is in the care of, or provided with accommodation by, an English local authority

£2,345

Children who have ceased to be looked after by a local authority in England and Wales because of adoption, a special guardianship order, or child arrangements order (previously known as a residence order)

£2,345

 

Service children

Service premium per pupil

Pupils in year groups reception to year 11 recorded as Ever 6 service child or in receipt of a child pension from the Ministry of Defence

£310

taken from GOV.UK Website

 

 

“The grant may be spent in the following ways:

  • for the purposes of the school; that is, for the educational benefit of pupils registered at that school
  • for the benefit of pupils registered at other maintained schools or academies
  • on community facilities; for example, services whose provision furthers any charitable purpose for the benefit of pupils at the school or their families, or people who live or work in the locality in which the school is situated

The grant does not have to be completely spent by schools in the financial year beginning 1 April 2020; some or all of it may be carried forward to future financial years.”

taken from GOV.UK Website

 

At Plantation Mr Hanley, Headteacher, has overall strategic responsibility for this area. He is supported by the Deputy Headteacher, Mr Boulton; Learning Mentor, Mrs Fallows; School Business Manager, Ms Bennett; and, Pupil Premium Governor, Mr Parsons .

 

Mr Hanley is the school’s Pupil Premium Lead, monitoring the progress of all children entitled to the funding.

 

The Governors meet at least twice a year to plan, monitor and review the Pupil Premium strategy.