Pupil Premium Funding

The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.

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. 

Schools also receive funding for pupils who are children of service personnel. 

In 2018-19 the Pupil Premium allocation is £1320 per child and £2300 for Previous Looked After Children (PLAC). 

“It is for schools to decide on how the pupil premium, allocated to schools per free schools meal pupil, is spent since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupil within their responsibility.”

DfE Website

At Plantation Mr Hanley, Headteacher, has overall strategic responsibility for this area. He is supported by the Learning Mentor, Mrs Fallows. 

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.

On our website are details of our pupil premium allocation.  In addition, you will find information on how the money was spent last year and its impact on our children.

It is important that our parents and carers who may have a child(ren) at our school entitled to free school meals register this information with us.  With the introduction of the Universal Infant Free School Meal system to all children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 parents may feel it is not necessary to apply for free school meals.  However, this information is crucial to ensure our school receives the correct funding to support our children’s learning.  To help us do this, below is a simple form to download, print, complete and return to school – the form is also available on request from the School Office.  If you need any support in completing the form, or want to discuss the form then please don’t hesitate to ask our office team who would be happy to help.

As you will be able to see from our other web pages, the pupil premium is a crucial part of ensuring our children achieve their best both academically and socially.  Please help us ensure our funding for your child is correct.

Many thanks